Suspected drink driver crashes

LIGHTS and car cables were scattered across the pavement today after a suspected drink-driver was left with a severed ear when his car ploughed into railings.

LIGHTS and car cables were scattered across the pavement today after a suspected drink-driver was left with a severed ear when his car ploughed into railings.

The 18-year-old's Citroen ZX careered around 35ft when it left Ipswich's London Road, mounted the pavement and damaged trees before finally demolishing a set of railings at Chantry Park.

The teenager was taken to Ipswich Hospital following the smash and remained there for treatment after sustaining a partially severed ear in the accident.

Emergency services were called to London Road, on the Copdock-side of Robin Drive, but heading towards the town centre shortly before 3am after reports of a single-vehicle car crash were received.

Police and paramedics attended and a police officer reported that the motorist “had injuries to his ear”.

A spokesman for the police said: “He was the only one involved in the accident which involved the Citroen ZX Temptation car.

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“He has since been breath-tested for suspicion of drink driving and police will be monitoring him.

“He is currently in hospital for treatment to his injuries.”

An ambulance spokesman said: “We were called to London Road at 2.48am to reports a car had hit a wall outside Chantry Park.

“There was one young man involved, an 18-year-old, who was immediately taken to Ipswich Hospital.”

It is believed the teenager was conscious when emergency services arrived on scene but the East of England Ambulance Service could not disclose today how serious his injuries were.

The car has today been removed from the scene but pieces of the bumper, lights and other materials were still left on the pavement.

The accident happened opposite to where a serious road accident happened in August 2005, claiming the life of 58-year-old Christine Seymour.

In the same accident her husband, Brian, lost both of his legs and their grandson, Kieran, was left fighting for his life after receiving serious head injuries.

N Did you witness this accident? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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