Driver ploughs into wall

A DRIVER is recovering today today after his car left a busy Ipswich road and smashed through a garden wall.The accident, involving a sky blue Nissan Micra, happened in Colchester Road near to the junction with Renfrew Road, at about 3pm yesterday.

A DRIVER is recovering today today after his car left a busy Ipswich road and smashed through a garden wall.

The accident, involving a sky blue Nissan Micra, happened in Colchester Road near to the junction with Renfrew Road, at about 3pm yesterday.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the driver and a male passenger.

Traffic in the area was held up for about 45 minutes while the emergency services freed the driver.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust said the driver was taken to Ipswich Hospital. It is not believed he was seriously hurt.

Another motorist was also left facing a hefty bill after his green Ford Mondeo ploughed into a lamp post in Ipswich.

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The accident, in Greyfriars Road, happened at about 7pm yesterday. No one was believed to have been hurt in the accident.

Elsewhere a tanker carrying liquid nitrogen collided with the central reservation of the A14 near Stowmarket yesterday causing delays for drivers.

Police closed both lanes of the road at about 12.50pm yesterday for nearly an hour after fears the potentially hazardous chemicals could have leaked out of the tanker. The driver was unharmed in the crash.

Meanwhile, in another incident yesterday, a 35-year-old coach driver was charged with drink-driving and careless driving after his vehicle left the road and ended up in a ditch.

Lee Damerell, of Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft, was due to appear before magistrates today after the crash on the A12 at Benacre at 7.50am.

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