Felixstowe: Pedestrian injured in town centre accident as car crashes through shop window

A CAR ploughed into the front of a shop in Felixstowe town centre today after a woman was injured on a courtesy crossing.

Police sealed off Hamilton Road after the crash at the Boots Corner, the junction with Cobbold Road of the shared space scheme.

Three ambulances, a paramedic car and four police cars and a fire crew attended the incident about 12.30pm.

It is understood the woman was walking across the crossing – which looks like a zebra crossing but is known as a courtesy crossing – next to Tesco when she was hit by a car.

She was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance.

An elderly man was released from a green Rover 25 which smashed into the Carphone Warehouse store on the opposite corner. He was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Another car, a Hyundai Accent, which had been approaching the crossing also suffered minor damage to its front light and bumper.

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One witness said: “I heard a huge bang and looked and saw this car stuck into the front of the phone shop – it was so lucky no-one else was crossing or that the school children hadn’t arrived in the town to get their lunches.”