Man seriously injured in lorry collision

A PEDESTRIAN was fighting for life today following an early-morning collision with a lorry in Ipswich.The 26-year-old man was struck by a trailer on the back of the vehicle as he walked along Landseer Road, shortly after 3am.

A PEDESTRIAN was fighting for life today following an early-morning collision with a lorry in Ipswich.

The 26-year-old man was struck by a trailer on the back of the vehicle as he walked along Landseer Road, shortly after 3am.

An ambulance was dispatched to the scene within ten minutes before taking the man to Ipswich Hospital for emergency treatment.

Police closed Landseer Road for more than three hours after the accident.


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A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man had been “side swiped” by the trailer, suffering serious chest injuries in the process.

He said: “He was tended to at the scene before being taken to hospital. We can confirm the man's injuries are life threatening.”

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The accident took place near to the Rivers Social Club, on the outskirts of the Greenwich estate.

Around five police cars were sent to Landseer Road.

It is unclear if the man, who is from the south east of Ipswich, had been returning home after an evening out in the town centre.

Police confirmed that no one had been arrested in relation to the accident.

A spokesman said: “Whenever there is a serious accident, we try to preserve as much evidence as we can.

“No arrests were made, but we have identified the lorry driver and have spoken to him.”

The spokesman said the driver was from the Ipswich area.

Elsewhere a man was taken to West Suffolk Hospital after a two-car crash on the B1115 at Great Finborough at 6.30am.

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