Man comforted teenager after crash

AN IPSWICH man today told how he comforted a severely injured teenager as he lay fighting for his life following a crash in the town.Police and paramedics were called to Anglesea Road shortly before 6pm yesterday following a collision involving two young moped riders and a green Ford Mondeo.

AN IPSWICH man today told how he comforted a severely injured teenager as he lay fighting for his life following a crash in the town.

Police and paramedics were called to Anglesea Road shortly before 6pm yesterday following a collision involving two young moped riders and a green Ford Mondeo.

The bikers were taken to Ipswich hospital, one of them with severe head injuries. The other, believed to have been a school friend, regained consciousness but remains in hospital today.

The 30-year-old male driver of the Ford Mondeo was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, and police also want to trace the driver of a silver Peugeot which may also have been involved.


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Greg Cushnahan, of Anglesea Road, held the hand of one of the youngsters while he waited for paramedics to arrive.

He said: “I saw a guy in the road surrounded by debris, he had obviously come off one of the mopeds.

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“I went over to him, he was shaking and badly injured. I held his hand and talked to him until the paramedics arrived.”

Shortly after the crash, police had cordoned off 100 metres of road around the junction with Orford Street.

Debris lay strewn across the entire area, including the wreckage of two mopeds, a Starway and a Yamaha Neo.

Acting Sergeant Paul Smith said the moped riders had turned right into Anglesea Road from Orford Street, where their view would have been obstructed by a parked car.

The crash happened just metres from the spot where Suffolk pensioner Ronald Baxter was killed by hit-and-run driver Christopher Thompson in June last year.

A female resident of Anglesea Road who did not want to be named said she had comforted the other rider who had told her the boys were both 16 years old and had just left school.

Anyone who saw what happened should contact Sgt Paul Smith at Martlesham road policing unit on 01473 613500.

Do you know either of the moped riders injured in yesterday's crash? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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