Traffic fears after second crash

FEARS for an accident blackspot were expressed today after a car crashed into the garden of a house in Ipswich - just yards from where a bus suffered the same fate last week.

FEARS for an accident blackspot were expressed today after a car crashed into the garden of a house in Ipswich - just yards from where a bus suffered the same fate last week.

The vehicle careered through the hedge of a garden in Rands Way shortly after 6pm yesterday following a collision with another car.

Paramedics attended the scene but nobody is believed to have been injured.

Lorraine Evans, 22, who works as a petrol cashier at Sainsburys witnessed the accident from her house in Rands Way.

"People just drive too fast along the road and when drivers try and sneak out of Gorse Lane, that's when accidents happen.

It was a bit wet last night and this didn't help. Speed bumps may help prevent accidents and I would welcome them, but really people need to be stopped turning left or right out of Gorse Lane. I feel sorry for the people who have had their gardens ruined for a second time in a fortnight.

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"However, hopefully they will do something now after this second accident."

The accident comes just over a week after a bus carrying between 20 and 30 passengers was forced off the road and into a row of gardens in the same road.

Kevin Naunton, 28, who lives in the property in which the latest incident took place, said it was a miracle a car had not yet ended up embedded into a house.

"My car is always parked in the front garden and it's luck that it wasn't hit, let alone the house," he said.

"People are all saying the same thing; that there is not enough markings or give way signs for people turning out of junctions."

On January 10, an Ipswich Bus collided with a car before breaking through a set of gates and into the gardens of a row of homes.

No one was seriously injured in the accident. Five people, all thought to be passengers on the bus, were taken to Heath Road Hospital in Ipswich in two ambulances. All their injuries were said to be minor.

Residents are now planning to sign a petition calling for more safety measures along the road, which they aim to present to Ipswich Borough Council.

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