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Schoolboy in hospital after crash

PUBLISHED: 13:41 09 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:43 03 March 2010

A SCHOOLBOY is recovering in hospital today after he was involved in a collision with a car in Ipswich.

Fourteen-year-old Christopher Edwards, of Alston Road, Ipswich, collided with a red Suzuki car in Felixstowe Road.

A SCHOOLBOY is recovering in hospital today after he was involved in a collision with a car in Ipswich.

Fourteen-year-old Christopher Edwards, of Alston Road, Ipswich, collided with a red Suzuki car in Felixstowe Road.

Police sealed off the road for more than two hours yesterday and diverted traffic away from the scene as the youngster was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

The injured boy, a pupil at Copleston High School, was injured on the busy stretch of road between Alan Road and Sandhurst Avenue at 4.15 pm.

Jacqueline Smith said her son Daniel, who goes to the same school as Christopher, was with him at the time of the accident.

She said today: "Daniel said Christopher stepped out into the road and got hit by a car. Daniel was quite quiet last night and he said it made him feel sick.

"Christopher's mother came round our house last night and said he was OK but had some bumps and bruises. She said he should be out of hospital later today."

Emergency services, including two land ambulances and a rapid response vehicle, attended the scene.

Dad-of-two Jonathan Adams, who lives near the accident spot, heard a commotion and came out to help.

Speaking at the scene Mr Adams, 32, of Felixstowe Road, who has children aged seven and 15 months said: "I don't know the boy but I am shaking like a leaf.

"It is not nice if you have kids of your own. He seemed ok. He had a lot of lacerations. Lots of people in their cars stopped to help.

"I got a blanket out for the boy and some others had blankets in their cars. I hope the boy is all right."

A woman, who lives in Felixstowe Road and asked not want to be named, said: "It is a shock.

"I saw the police car and wondered what was going on. I spoke to a neighbour who said it was an accident waiting to happen."

A hospital spokeswoman said Christopher was patient at the hospital but she declined to comment on his condition.


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