Pedestrian seriously injured in crash
A PEDESTRIAN was fighting for his life today after a car came off the road and collided with him pinning him to against a wall.The man, who was said to be suffering from injuries which are likely to change his life at the very least, had been walking along Key Street, in Ipswich, around 7am when the Hyundai Lantra mounted the pavement.
A PEDESTRIAN was fighting for his life today after a car came off the road and pinned him to against a wall.
The man, who was said to be suffering from injuries which are likely to be life-changing at the very least, had been walking along Key Street, in Ipswich, around 7am when the Hyundai Lantra mounted the pavement.
A 45-year-old male driver of the car, who was unhurt in the incident, was arrested on scene on suspicion of driving while over the prescribed limit (alcohol or drugs) and is currently at Ipswich police station.
His vehicle collided with the passer-by and then went on to hit a metal post leaving him partly underneath the car and up against a wall.
A spinal board was used to remove the pedestrian, who was described by paramedics as an adult male, from the pavement and put him into the ambulance,
He was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he remains with life changing injuries including serious damage to his leg and chest.
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A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “At 7.03am we received a call that a road traffic accident had occurred which had led to one pedestrian being pinned against a wall.
“Our first response vehicle was on the scene by 7.07am and an ambulance followed.
“The adult male casualty is in a serious condition.”
Karl Rolfe, acting divisional officer for Suffolk Fire and Rescue, said: “We were called to the scene at 7.04am to reports that a car had mounted the pavement and hit a pedestrian.
“We prepared our cutting equipment but because the car was rolled back for paramedics to get to the casualty we did not need to use them.”
Traffic was reduced to one lane on Key Street and the slip road between Star Lane and Key Street was closed until around 8.20am.