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BMW smashes through central reservation on busy Ipswich road

PUBLISHED: 19:41 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 23:17 09 December 2019

A BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANT

A BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANT

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A car has smashed through the central reservation at a busy Ipswich junction after a driver became ill at the wheel.

A BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANTA BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANT

Suffolk police were called shortly before 7pm to reports a car had driven through the barrier and crossed on to the other side of West End Road near the junction with London Road.

They arrived to find a silver BMW X3 embedded in fencing, with a traffic light and a metal central reservation barrier destroyed.

An ambulance was on scene and paramedics were tending to a man near the car.

The accident is believed to have happened after the driver became unwell at the wheel.

A BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANTA BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANT

Officers have confirmed the BMW was the only vehicle involved and they are now waiting for Highways England to attend the scene to close a pedestrian crossing and remove the destroyed traffic light.

They confirmed that they will remain on scene until the work has been completed.

The traffic lights at the junction are not working following the crash and so the police are directing traffic using hand signals causing congestion and long delays in the area.

Yarmouth Road and London Road remain open, however West End Road is closed heading towards the junction.

A BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANTA BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANT

Officers are advising drivers to avoid the area if possible until the scene has been cleared.

A BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANTA BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANT

A BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANTA BMW has smashed through a central barrier on a busy Ipswich junction between London Road and West End Road. Picture: ARCHANT


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