Man fighting for life after fall

A MAN is fighting for his life today after a freak accident in Ipswich.The incident happened near to Foxhall Stadium in Foxhall Road at about 10.45pm on Saturday .

A BANGER racing fanatic who fell from a trailer being pulled by a car in Ipswich was today said to be recovering.

The crash, at about 10.45pm on Saturday, near to the Nuffield Hospital in Foxhall Road, happened just hours after a woman died after suffering a heart attack on the A12 at Copdock.

The pensioner, aged about 70, was travelling on the Capel St Mary bound carriageway at about 5.30pm on Saturday. She was taken to hospital but later died.

Five hours later a man, aged about 35 and from Spalding, in Lincolnshire, fell from a trailer following a banger racing event at Foxhall Stadium.

He is believed to have fallen from the trailer and hit his head as the vehicle travelled towards the town centre.

His injuries were initially said to be critical but today a police spokesman said he was “conscious and talking”. He is being treated at Ipswich Hospital.

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A 35-year-old man, who lives opposite the scene of the accident, said: “I saw the bloke lying on the road and there were people around him waiting for an ambulance to turn up.

“He wasn't moving a lot. All the vehicles around had stopped because he was lying in the middle of the road.”

Another resident said they had heard a car sound its horn at about 10.45pm but had heard no screaming or shouting following the accident.

The witness said he believed the man may have been getting a lift up the road to his car as many of those attending the stadium had parked along the road.

Meanwhile, another person was also taken to Ipswich Hospital on Saturday evening following an accident at the junction of Bramford Road and Chevallier Street in Ipswich.

Two cars collided at the junction at about 9.30pm and one person was taken to hospital.

David Tabane, 23, of Burrell Road, Ipswich, who witnessed the aftermath of the accident, said: “The accident involved a man and a woman but I don't think either of them were seriously injured.

”The road was blocked for a little while while the scene was cleared. It's a very dangerous area. I've seen accidents there before and something should be done to make it safer.”

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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