Crash driver in fight for life

A MAN is fighting for his life today after a serious road accident in Ipswich.

A MAN is fighting for his life today after a serious road accident in Ipswich.

The single vehicle crash happened in Anglesea Road, near the junction with Norwich Road, at about 3.15am when a blue Ford Escort collided with a brick pillar.

The male driver of the car hit his head on the window of the car and was badly hurt.

He has been taken to Ipswich Hospital with what have been described as life-threatening injuries.

Martin Hore, 58, of Anglesea Road, said he heard a screech of brakes outside and saw the result of the accident when he emerged from his home.

He said the driver appeared to be a Polish man in his late 20s accompanied by two Polish woman of around the same age.

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“It was obvious the front of the car was badly damaged,” he said.

“The whole car had turned round so it was facing back up the road.

“The door must have opened as the driver was on the ground outside

“He was conscious but wasn't saying anything.

“His friend from the car checked his pulse which was fine and he was breathing and moving his eyelids a bit.

“There wasn't any need to do anything else because the ambulance came so quickly.

“I'm quite shocked to hear it might be life-threatening.”

Suffolk police officers closed the road while an investigation into the accident was carried out.

It is understood a routine blood test was carried out on the driver.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Pc Allison Cotton on 01473 613500.

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