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Temporary traffic lights in village after car collides with telegraph pole and house

PUBLISHED: 22:21 12 August 2019 | UPDATED: 06:11 13 August 2019

A car has crashed intop a telegraph and a house in Tattingstone, near Ipswich Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

A car has crashed intop a telegraph and a house in Tattingstone, near Ipswich Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

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Emergency services have left the scene of last night’s crash in Tattingstone, where a car struck a telegraph pole and a house.

Emergency services  were called to the scene of the crash at around 7.50pm this evening Picture: ADAM HOWLETTEmergency services were called to the scene of the crash at around 7.50pm this evening Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

Officers were called at around 7.50pm on Monday, August 12, to reports of a crash on the A137, The Heath, involving a black BMW car.

Four fire crews - two from Ipswich East, one from Ipswich Princes Street and one from Felixstowe - were also sent to the scene to help get the driver out of his vehicle.

A stretch of the A137 was closed to traffic while emergency services worked at the scene.

One lane of the road remained closed on Tuesday morning, with temporary traffic lights controlling traffic passing the house.

Police and fire crews remain at the scene of the crash in Tattingstone Picture: ADAM HOWLETTPolice and fire crews remain at the scene of the crash in Tattingstone Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

On scene, station commander Carolyn Crabb said: "A vehicle has lost control and has taken out a telegraph pole.

"It has also impacted the house.

"The neighbours were alerted after hearing a very loud bang

"The driver has been taken away by the ambulance service.
"He was breathing and conscious.

A stretch of the A137 remains closed to traffic following the crash in Tattingstone Picture: ADAM HOWLETTA stretch of the A137 remains closed to traffic following the crash in Tattingstone Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

"During the incident itself, our main job was to get him out of the vehicle.

"We are now waiting for building control to get some idea on the stability of the structure."

She added that the people living in the house were not injured.

A spokesman for Suffolk police confirmed the driver's injuries were serious but were not life-threatening or life-changing.


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