Crash man on the mend

FELIXSTOWE: Police are today making a fresh appeal for witnesses to an accident in which a pedestrian was knocked down in Felixstowe.

The 63-year-old man is not as seriously injured as first thought but has suffered a fractured skull.

Doctors had considered moving him to Addenbrooke’s for specialist treatment but decided to keep him at Ipswich Hospital.

A police spokeswoman said the man, who is from the Mildenhall area but has not been named, has now been moved to a ward at Ipswich where he is recovering.

The man, who was with his wife who is in her late 60s, and believed to be staying for a few days’ holiday at the resort, was knocked down by the car in Leopold Road, near the junction of Orwell Road, just before 2.25pm on Saturday.

He is understood to have gone up on to the bonnet of a blue Fiat Punto, smashing its windscreen.

“We would still like to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw what happened to help the investigating officers build up a complete picture of the circumstances of the accident,” said the police spokeswoman.

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The incident is being investigated by Suffolk police’s serious collision investigation team – and people who saw the crash should contact them on 01473 613500.

No arrests have been made in connection with the accident.

The injured man’s wife also sustained a head injury but a spokesman for the ambulance service said she was not believed to be have been seriously hurt.

Laura Vantankeren, 18, of Leopold Road, said the windscreen of the Punto was shattered.

“The man must have nearly gone through the window,” she said.

“He was moving his arms, but his head was bandaged up. He looked pretty badly injured.”

? Did you witness the crash? Telephone the Felixstowe newsdesk on 01394 284109.