Motorist hurt in crash

A MOTORIST is recovering today after he was cut from his car following a two vehicle smash in Ipswich.Residents of Luther Road, told how they heard a huge crunch when the two cars collided at around lunchtime yesterday.

A MOTORIST is recovering today after he was cut from his car following a two vehicle smash in Ipswich.

Residents of Luther Road, told how they heard a huge crunch when the two cars collided at around lunchtime yesterday.

The accident happened at around 1.10pm at the junction of Luther Road and Rectory Road.

A red Citroen AX and a blue Skoda Octavia, which was a taxi, collided sending the taxi crashing into a nearby lamppost and wall.


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The male taxi driver was not injured in the crash but the young male driver of the Vauxhall car was taken to Heath Road hospital.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

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One woman, whose wall was destroyed by the smash said her six-year-old son had gone to the shop not long before the crash happened.

Had the youngster gone out a little later he could have been walking past the wall when the car mounted the pavement.

Although the cause of the crash has not been determined, she called for speed humps to be placed on the hill and said that she often hears the screech of brakes outside her home as cars raced up and down.

She did not see yesterday's accident happen, but said: "We often hear the dray lorries delivering beer barrels down the road and it sounded like one of those had smashed.

"It sounded like one of those had gone straight into the wall."

Kevin Larter from Belstead Road was travelling directly behind the taxi.

He said: "We managed to stop before we were involved but if we were a couple of minutes earlier it would have been us.

"The taxi hit the wall and went up on two wheels."

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