Mystery surrounds Felixstowe crash

POLICE are today investigating how a car carrying two adults and a child veered across a residential road and smashed into three parked cars, causing thousands of pounds damage.

POLICE are today investigating how a car carrying two adults and a child veered across a residential road and smashed into three parked cars, causing thousands of pounds damage.

Two adults and a baby were taken to hospital after the accident in Felixstowe.

Residents in Brook Lane were woken by a huge bang as the impact caused the parked vehicles to concertina and moved them two metres down the road.

Owners of at least two of the cars fear they are write-offs and are today waiting to hear from insurance companies.

The accident happened when a Toyota Carina with a man, woman and baby inside, came around the corner from Croutel Road into Brook Lane and then went onto the wrong side of the road, narrowly missing a lamp-post, before hitting the cars.

All three in the car were taken to Ipswich Hospital, with the man suffering chest pains and the woman a cut face, but the baby, which was strapped in a car seat, was unhurt.

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The family has not been named. Police are carrying out investigations into the incident and have marked the positions of the vehicles on the road.

The crash happened outside the home of doctor and nurse William and Ali Sudell about 12.35am on Monday .

Mrs Sudell said: "It was a crumple zone out there – each car had been smashed into the other and knocked about two-and-a-half metres from where they were parked. It was a real mess.

"The car was so lucky it did not hit the lamp-post as I feel sure that would have been worse for them.

"We spoke to the couple while we were waiting for the ambulance.

"The woman said that earlier in the journey the baby had been crying and she considered taking it out of its car seat to comfort it – it is such a relief she didn't because I would not have wanted to have imagined what could have happened if it had not been strapped in."

Mr and Mrs Sudell currently have tennis players staying with them who are taking part in this week's East of England Championships.

Player and coach Rhys Hanger said he was woken by a "massive crash".

He said: "I just jumped out of bed and could not make out what it was at first, and then we went outside to see what we could sort out.

"The people in the car were very lucky to have survived. I think my car is a write-off and at least one of the others is too."

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