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PUBLISHED: 02:53 14 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:00 03 March 2010

A FELIXSTOWE woman is searching for a Good Samaritan who rescued her after a car crash - because she never got to say thank you.

The man helped Fiona Wragg out of her car, which she had feared might explode into flames after it flipped onto its side after hitting part of a traffic calming scheme.

A FELIXSTOWE woman is searching for a Good Samaritan who rescued her after a car crash – because she never got to say thank you.

The man helped Fiona Wragg out of her car, which she had feared might explode into flames after it flipped onto its side after hitting part of a traffic calming scheme.

The red Peugeot 206 was a write-off after the accident in Wesel Avenue, Felixstowe, in which the vehicle clipped one of the concrete "gateways" which narrow the road severely to force traffic to slow down.

"I was only going about 20mph but I just hit one of the islands and the car toppled right over onto its side," said Miss Wragg.

"I wasn't hurt except for some whiplash across my chest, but I couldn't get out because the door was above me and the windscreen was at my side like a door. I managed to stand up and shouted for help.

"It was very frightening and I just kept thinking the car might explode.

"This man came along and opened the door for me and helped me up and out of the car.

"I wouldn't have been able to have got out without his help and it was brilliant of him to help me like that.

"But in all the aftermath of the accident, he left the scene and I never got to say a proper thank you to him for saving me."

All she can remember about the man was that he was wearing a red T-shirt. The accident happened at about 8pm on Monday June 2.

One resident who lives at the junction of Wesel Avenue and Grange Road said the concrete "gateways" had been the cause of several accidents and he is keeping a photographic record of the crashes.

"They are a nightmare if you have a wide vehicle – car or lorry – because they are so narrow. A driver only has to lose concentration for a second and they cause a lot of damage when they are hit," he said.

"I don't think they are the answer to stop speeding on that stretch of road."

n Were you the Good Samaritan who helped Fiona? Contact Richard Cornwell at the Evening Star Felixstowe Newsdesk on 01394 284109 and we will put you in touch with her.

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