Passengers in hospital after crash

TWO passengers are today recovering after a weekend car crash in Kesgrave.Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident involving two Fords at 8pm on Saturday.

TWO passengers are today recovering after a weekend car crash in Kesgrave.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident involving two Fords at 8pm on Saturday.

Firefighters from Princes Street and Colchester Road attended and cut free a backseat passenger from one of the cars.

It is thought the young man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was unconscious for a short time and suffered whiplash injuries.


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He was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance together with another male who had suffered head injuries. Neither are understood to be seriously hurt.

One of the vehicles had been travelling from Bell Lane towards Ipswich when it was in collision with the other car as it turned to park outside the shops.

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The road was blocked for approximately one hour while the emergency services attended the injured and cleared the road.

Penzance Road has been widened recently to allow access for the Superoute 66 bus.

Since the widening of the road residents living in the surrounding area say the road is being used as a racetrack by boy racers.

They want speed bumps introduced to stop the racing and to prevent further accidents from happening.

A 21-year-old Kesgrave man has been charged with drink driving following the crash.

Anthony Lomax, of Penryn Road, will appear before South East Suffolk magistrates tomorrow to face the charge.

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