Fears for crash family

NEIGHBOURS of a couple seriously injured in an Ipswich horror smash have today spoken of their shock at the collision.Christine and Brian Seymour suffered serious injuries when they, and their two grandchildren Kieron and Ethan, were involved in a collision with a motorbike yesterday.

NEIGHBOURS of a couple seriously injured in an Ipswich horror smash have today spoken of their shock at the collision.

Christine and Brian Seymour suffered serious injuries when they, and their two grandchildren Kieron and Ethan, were involved in a collision with a motorbike yesterday.

Today, their next-door-neighbour and best friend Ron Smith spoke of the devastating scene as he rushed to help his friends.

The 71-year-old said: "It was horrendous.


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"I heard this big bang and I thought it was a couple of cars. I went down to the road and I saw them all lying up there.

"The first one I saw was Christine and I spoke to her and couldn't get a response.

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"Then I saw Brian, he was lying over the road and was moaning. I spoke to him and I said 'you will be OK'.

"Then I went to Kieron and he was lying on the floor and he said 'hello mate' because he always called me mate. He is the older boy.

"I could see he was pretty bad and little Ethan was being held by a guy and didn't seem too bad at that particular time."

Mr Smith said the family had been over to Chantry Park at about 3.10pm and were returning to their home on the opposite side of London Road when the collision took place.

He added: "Christine was on the left hand side near the verge in the road, lying face down.

"Brian was was on the right hand side of the carriageway.

"Kieron was lying down on his back.

"If they were coming through the gap, it was a good 50 yards from where they go through and the motorcyclist was another 40 yards away and the bike was another 40 or 50 yards up the road.

"I was shocked and devastated, Brian is my best friend."

Mr Smith said paramedics worked for about an hour to stabilise Kieron before he was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital y air ambulance.

Elli Lucas, 63, who lives with Mr Smith, said the boys' mother arrived to collect them shortly after the collision.

She said: "I took her over there and I said, I think there has been an accident and the boys are involved. She was quite hysterical and I took her through the gap in the hedge and she said 'not my boys, not my boys.'"

The grandchildren Kieron and Ethan Seymour are believed to live in the

Norwich Road and spend Thursday afternoons with their grandparents in Chantry.

Mr Smith added: "I have known Kieron since he was born and I have watched him grow up. When he comes round his first reaction, after seeing his nan and granddad, is to come to my gate and say every time 'hello mate' and 'how are you'."

Mr Smith said his neighbour had previously run a garage in London Road but had been crushed by a lorry cab and forced to retire.

He is also known to enjoy gardening and collects ornaments which are displayed in the couple's front and back garden.

The couple are thought to have three sons who live in Ipswich.

If you have a message of support for the family contact The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or email starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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