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Van smashes through brick wall in Norwich Road

PUBLISHED: 15:58 11 December 2019 | UPDATED: 16:42 11 December 2019

A van crashed into a garden wall in Norwich Road in the early hours of this morning. Picture: LIAM MORRISON

A van crashed into a garden wall in Norwich Road in the early hours of this morning. Picture: LIAM MORRISON

LIAM MORRISON

A car parked on a drive in Norwich Road has been written off after a van crashed through a garden wall.

Residents were woken by the noise of a car smashing through the brick wall shortly before midnight on Tuesday, December 10.

A resident of the street, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was shocked to see the van destroy the wall before hitting a neighbour's car and writing it off.

He said: "It just went straight through the wall.

"If the wall hadn't been there it would be very different and a lot of damage would have been done to the house."

Emergency services were called to the scene in Norwich Road, just opposite the BMW garage.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to reports that a vehicle had crashed into a wall and one male was medically trapped inside."

The fire crews removed the driver from the vehicle and he was left in the care of the ambulance service.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service added: "We were called to Norwich Road shortly after 11.45pm last night following reports of a collision.

"An ambulance attended and crews treated a male patient at the scene before transporting him to Ipswich Hospital for further assessment and care."

Officers from Suffolk police were also in attendance to deal with traffic management.

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