Driver in KFC accident

A DRIVER gave a new meaning to the phrase ‘drive-through’ today after smashing a wall near an Ipswich takeaway.The female driver of the dark VW Golf accidentally lurched her car forward about 25-yards after parking her car near KFC in Cardinal Park to get a ticket.

A DRIVER has given a new meaning to the phrase 'drive-through' today after smashing a wall near an Ipswich takeaway.

The female driver of the dark VW Golf accidentally lurched her car forward 25-yards after parking her car near KFC in Cardinal Park to get a ticket.

The manual car ploughed through a bank of bushes, knocking over a wall on the other side of the shrubbery at around 11.10am.

The woman, who is believed to be in her sixties but did not wish to be named, said: “We were next to the pay and display machine. I thought the engine was off but it was still on.

“I got into the car and put my foot on the accelerator to get it into drive but because it was already on the car surged forward.

“My friend, sitting next to me, was shouting 'brake, brake' but it all happened so quickly.

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“The funny thing is we were going to leave to car in Park and Ride but we decided not to in the end.”

The woman, who had been planning to go to the cinema, then called the police to help rescue her and her pal who were trapped in the car.

She added: “It was scary. A girl came along instantly to help us. We couldn't get out of the car because the bushes had wedged the car shut.

“But she pulled the bushes back which meant we could get out. But we didn't get a chance to thank her.

“Her help was gratefully received.”

Did you see the accident? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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