Woman's struggle after pavement fall

DISABLED pensioner Eileen Fisher is today struggling to get out and about after falling on a pitted pavement.Osteoporosis sufferer Mrs Fisher, 67, of Mitford Close in Ipswich, was making a routine trip to Sainsbury's when she tripped in St Stephen's Church Lane.

DISABLED pensioner Eileen Fisher is today struggling to get out and about after falling on a pitted pavement.

Osteoporosis sufferer Mrs Fisher, 67, of Mitford Close in Ipswich, was making a routine trip to Sainsbury's when she tripped in St Stephen's Church Lane.

She had been making her way down the path – with the help of her walker – when her foot caught on a piece of paving.

She said: "I tripped and went flying. I went right down to the ground.


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"I was taken to Ipswich Hospital and at first they were worried that I had broken my hip. Luckily I hadn't, but it still really hurt.

"They had to give me morphine for the pain – and I am still on it.

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"I have osteoporosis, so I was really lucky that I didn't break anything."

Mrs Fisher, who is still in agony now, has only just begun to walk even though the accident happened last Thursday .

She is now calling on Ipswich Borough Council to take action about the state of the pavement – and wants to see it repaired or at least a warning put in place.

She said: "I would like to see that pavement repaired. I don't want anyone else to go through what I have gone through.

"We all pay our taxes and I would like to see it repaired or at least blocked off."

A borough council spokesman said: "The incident was reported on October 3 and the location covered quite a broad area. We did inspect immediately. No defects were found within the public highway area."

"However there are areas open to the public which are in private ownership and as we are unsure at this point in time of the exact location, we can't be certain if the incident occurred on public or private land.

"We will be contacting the lady to arrange a site visit to address the problem."

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