Horror smash claims life

TRIBUTES have today been paid to an Ipswich grandmother who has lost her fight for life after being involved in an horrific road crash.Christine Seymour, 58, died yesterday at Ipswich Hospital as a result of injuries she suffered after a collision with a motorbike outside her London Road home last month.

TRIBUTES have today been paid to an Ipswich grandmother who has lost her fight for life after being involved in an horrific road crash.

Christine Seymour, 58, died yesterday at Ipswich Hospital as a result of injuries she suffered after a collision with a motorbike outside her London Road home last month.

The accident left her grandson Kieran, six, fighting for his life in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, after he suffered two broken legs and a serious head injury, while her husband, Brian, 66, was also left in a critical condition in Ipswich Hospital.

The youngest grandchild, two-year-old Ethan, suffered a broken leg and cut head, but was released from hospital soon after the accident.

Robert Seymour, Mrs Seymour's son and the boys' uncle today spoke of his shock at his mother's death.

He said she was moved on to a ward the day before her death and the family had believed she was recovering.

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He said: “My parents have been married for 39 years and have never been apart. They did everything together.

“My dad was wheeled down to see her a couple of weeks ago but hasn't seen her since. It is going to be painful for dad.”

Mrs Seymour had only regained the ability to speak recently and had asked after her family.

Robert added: “She was just making sure everyone was OK and she kept saying she wanted to go to work (as a chef) and cut the carrots.

“She always put everyone else first all the time.”

Robert said his mother would be remembered as an “ordinary” hard-working woman who has worked at the Westerfied Swan for 21 years.

She carried for her husband Brian after he was crushed by a lorry cab in the 70s and also nursed him through heart attacks.

The couple reached 39 years of marriage earlier this month.

The recovery of Kieran and Ethan is providing some relief for the family and Shaun Seymour, their dad, today said doctors at Ipswich Hospital were pleased with tests on Kieran's head.

Ethan was due to visit the hopsital today where the cast on his leg was expected to be removed.

Mr Seymour had feared he would lose Kieran as well as both his parents, and said he and his wife Samantha were overjoyed when Kieran was well enough to return home.

Brian Seymour has now been moved onto a ward and is talking, but he has had his right leg amputated.