Horror smash - family's anxious wait
A SUFFOLK pensioner spoke of his shock today as he anxiously awaits news of four members of his family involved in a horrific car crash.Stan Seymour is desperately trying to find out about his brother Brian, his wife, Christine, and their two grandchildren, Ethan and Kieron.
A SUFFOLK pensioner spoke of his shock today as he anxiously awaits news of four members of his family involved in a horrific car crash.
Stan Seymour is desperately trying to find out about his brother Brian, his wife, Christine, and their two grandchildren, Ethan and Kieron.
The four were involved in a horrific crash at about 4.30pm on Thursday as they crossed London Road, Ipswich, having visited Chantry Park.
Mr and Mrs Seymour, 66 and 58, along with their six-year-old grandson, Kieron, were said to be in a critical condition today, while two-year-old Ethan was stable.
Mr Seymour, 74, of Cavendish Road, Trimley St Martin, did not know about the accident until he read yesterday's Evening Star.
Today he said: "It was a bit of a shock when I read the paper.
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"We're trying to find out how they all are now and get in touch with Brian and Christine's sons."
Mr Seymour said his brother had also been involved in a serious accident when he worked as a mechanic prior to his retirement.
He said: "Years ago he an accident when a lorry cab came down on him and crushed him when he was working on it.
"That was bad enough. Everybody thought he was a gonna but then he survived. I think it happened in the late 1970s to early 1980s."
Mr Seymour, one of four children who grew up in Bixley Road, Ipswich, said Brian deeply loved his grandchildren.
"They were the idols of his life," he said.
Mr Seymour said Brian and his wife Christine were childhood sweethearts.
He said: "Christine was the only woman Brian had known. They'd been together all their lives, about 45 years plus.
"I think Christine was about 18 when they got married. It was in Ipswich."
Susan Jones, Mr and Mrs Seymour's niece, also learnt of the collision when reading The Evening Star.
The 42-year-old, of Prettyman Road Felixstowe, said: "Brian is my dad's brother. I haven't seen them for quite a while because I have just moved back from Yorkshire. They are very nice and have three boys Gavin, Shaun and Robert, who all live in Ipswich.
"I want the family to know we are thinking of them. I was really shocked."
The 24-year-old motorcyclist involved in the accident was described as being in a comfortable condition in Ipswich Hospital.