Mother of crash victim speaks

TODAY the mother of a cyclist, whose son was propelled onto the roof of a car following a collision with a car, spoke of the horrific moment she heard about the crash.

TODAY the mother of a cyclist, whose son was propelled onto the roof of a car following a collision with a car, spoke of the horrific moment she heard about the crash.

Anne Stevenson says she was told of the news that her son Mark being involved in a road accident was when the hospital rung her on Friday night at 7.30pm.

"It was a horrible shock when they called. I went up to the hospital that evening and the doctors were trying to sort things out. They said he suffered a couple of cracked vertebrae in his neck.

"I think he is going to be in a brace for a couple of months but I don't think his condition was ever life threatening," said Mrs Stevenson.


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Mrs Stevenson, who lives with her 29-year-old son in St Andrews Place, Melton, near Woodbridge, said she knew little of the circumstances surrounding the accident as her son was not fit enough to talk about it.

"I don't really know much about what happened. Apparently Mark ended up on top of a car.

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"He was conscious for a bit when I saw him on Friday but he kept drifting in and out of sleep," she said.

Mark, who is a mechanic at Jewsons in Martlesham, uses his bike to get to and from work, and it is believed he was on his way home from work when he was in collision with a Mazda 323, in Felixstowe Road, Martlesham at 7pm last Friday.

The accident unfolded just yards from the Crown Point fish and chip shop.

The male driver of the Mazda 323, which is registered to a local man, was breathalysed as a precaution following the accident but the test proved negative.

After the accident Mr Stevenson's condition was at one point described by hospital staff as 'critical' but this is no longer the case.

A police spokeswoman today said: "I can confirm the victim is still in Ipswich Hospital, with injuries not as serious as originally feared."

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