Driver in shock after crash

A DRIVER is today said to be in shock after he was involved in a crash which left a teenager fighting for his life.The 19-year-old, who was riding an off-road motorcycle which collided with a car in Foxhall Road on Friday, was still in a critical condition last night at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

A DRIVER is today said to be in shock after he was involved in a crash which left a teenager fighting for his life.

The 19-year-old, who was riding an off-road motorcycle which collided with a car in Foxhall Road on Friday, was still in a critical condition last night at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

The 27-year-old driver of the Vauxhall Corsa was said to be in a state of disbelief following the accident near to the junction of Dover Road at about 5.50pm.

A neighbour of the driver, who did not wished to be named, said: “I was in my driveway when the accident happened but I didn't see it.


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“I went over to help. The guy on the motorbike was lying on the floor and seemed really dazed and out of it.

“I was more worried about my neighbour in the car because he was panicking and was really shocked.

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“The police were here within seconds and then the ambulance came.”

Another neighbour said: “He [the driver] is really shaken up. He cannot take it in and is in shock still.”

Neighbours reported hearing a loud bang when the collision occurred. The road was closed for nearly three hours while police carried out an investigation.

Officers at the scene said the motorbike, designed for off-road riding, should not have been on the road.

The injured motorcyclist, who is believed to live locally, was taken to Ipswich Hospital by a crew from the East of England Ambulance Trust but later transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

If you saw the accident and can help police with their enquiries, call Pc Scott Lee-Amies at Suffolk Police headquarters on 01473 613500.

Do you know the youngster involved in the crash? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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