Car crashes into cafe closing Ipswich road

Police are at the scene in St Matthew's Street, where a car has gone into Star Express

Police are at the scene in St Matthew's Street, where a car has gone into Star Express - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown/Archant

Police remain at the scene of a collision on a town centre road in Ipswich this morning. 

Officers were called to St Matthew's Street at 9.05am after an Audi A6 collided with the window at the Star Express café.

Emergency services attend the scene of a road traffic collision on St Matthews Street. Picture: Sar

Police, structural engineers and Suffolk Highways have all been dealing with the scene this morning - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The car was found to be leaking oil following the collision and the road was closed. 

Structural engineers and Suffolk Highways were also called to the scene, the fire service was also in attendance.

Emergency services attend the scene of a road traffic collision on St Matthews Street. Picture: Sar

Emergency services attend the scene of a road traffic collision on St Matthews Street - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

No-one was inside the shop at the time of the collision, however, keyholders were just minutes away from arriving to open the shop for the day.  

Witnesses said they heard the car’s brakes screech.  

Star Express owner Shaheen Temory said that there were serious issues with people speeding along St Matthew’s Street.  

A car has gone into Star Express in St Matthew's Street

A car has gone into Star Express in St Matthew's Street - Credit: Kirsty Leonard

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“People speed from the traffic lights,” said Mr Temory.  

“There should be a sharp bend sign or barriers.” 

Mr Temory said there had been four collisions in the area in the past two years with other businesses along the road having been hit along with the nearby bus stop.  

“We could be closed for months,” he said.  

Emergency services are on the scene at St Matthew's Street in Ipswich this morning

Emergency services are on the scene at St Matthew's Street in Ipswich this morning - Credit: Kirsty Leonard

The Audi driver was taken to hospital with a suspected cracked rib.

Suffolk police confirmed on Monday afternoon that no one had been arrested in connection with the incident. 

The road reopened with the building secured at 11.40am.



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