Driver's lucky escape

POLICE were today looking for the driver of a car which careered through a wooden fence and ended upside down in a duck pond.It is believed the motorist managed to struggle free from the wreckage and make their way to the bank before leaving the scene.

POLICE were today looking for the driver of a car which careered through a wooden fence and ended upside down in a duck pond.

It is believed the motorist managed to struggle free from the wreckage and make their way to the bank before leaving the scene.

Emergency services were alerted by a call from a resident of Boxtree Cottage in Hitcham Road, Wattisham, at 7.20am who reported a car was upside down in their duck pond.

However their was no sign of the motorist.


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The red sports MG convertible was submerged two and a half feet into the water before being dragged to the side of the pond by firefighters.

It is not clear how long the car had been in the water but a police spokeswoman confirmed no one was found at the scene.

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Officers will be trying to contact the registered owner of the MG today and are contacting hospitals as a precaution in a bid to find the motorist.

Elsewhere icy weather led to some dangerous driving conditions on Suffolk's roads today and police are warning drivers to take care.

Gritting lorries have been out over night but there have still been a steady stream of accidents as drivers struggle to control their vehicles on the roads.

Luckily only one person was taken to hospital and all other accidents involved minor or no injuries.

At just after 8.30am a woman was taken to Ipswich Hospital with head injuries after her car rolled on to its side in a field at Brooke Lane, Burgate.

In Fressingfield, just after 8am a woman was left trapped in her car after it rolled when it hit ice on the Stradbroke road, emergency services assisted as she was unable to open her door.

On Tuddenham Road three people were able to walk away from their vehicle after it skidded on to its side at around 8am.

At around 6am a car went in to a ditch on the road between Wetherden and Elmswell as the driver hit ice on the road, again there were no injuries.

In Glemsford a van skidded on the ice and rolled just before 7am, the driver was able to walk away from the accident.

Just before 1am today on London Road, Ipswich, a car hit a lamp post, luckily no one was injured.

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