Man in 70s dies after five-vehicle crash in Ipswich

The crash happened in Bloomfield Street in east Ipswich

A man in his 70s has died after a crash in east Ipswich - Credit: Google Maps

A man has died after a crash involving five cars in a residential street in east Ipswich last week.

The incident happened in Bloomfield Street, off Spring Road near Ipswich Hospital, shortly after 6pm last Wednesday.

A Suffolk police spokesman said Skoda Fabia crashed into a parked car, which in turn caused three other parked cars to be damaged.

Four of the five vehicles required recovery as a result.

The driver and the passenger of the Skoda were both taken to hospital for treatment.

Police believe the driver, a man in his 70s, suffered a medical episode prior to the crash.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge for treatment, but died from his injuries on Saturday.

Neil MacDonald, who represents St John's at Ipswich Borough Council, which includes Bloomfield Street, said he considered the area safe for drivers and was shocked to hear of the crash.

Neil MacDonld, Ipswich Borough Council's portfolio holder for housing and health. Picture: IPSWICH B

Neil MacDonald, who represents St John's at Ipswich Borough Council - Credit: Contributed

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He also said the community would pass on their best wishes and be supportive of the victim's family.

Mr MacDonald said: "I believe the area is quite safe, with traffic calming measures in place.

"I haven't heard of many crashes in the area, but I would have to check the stats on that.

"I would like to send my best wishes to the family. I'm sure everyone locally will also send their best wishes, too."

The tragedy comes less than three weeks after two people died after a serious crash at a roundabout in Hawthorn Drive in Chantry.

Edward Windsor Ransome, 82, and 79-year-old Margaret Rose Ransome were named as the victims of the crash, which happened on Saturday, July 9.

Anyone with information related to the crash in Bloomfield Street is urged to contact Suffolk police, quoting CAD 334 of July 27.