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Woman trapped after car hits wall

PUBLISHED: 13:22 06 August 2001 | UPDATED: 15:16 03 March 2010

A WOMAN is today being treated for serious injuries she suffered when a car careered off an Ipswich road into a wall and trapped her under the vehicle.

A WOMAN is today being treated for serious injuries she suffered when a car careered off an Ipswich road into a wall and trapped her under the vehicle.

The 46-year-old pedestrian suffered back and abdominal injuries in the smash at the junction of Argyle Street and Woodbridge Road at about 12.40am yesterday. Today a spokeswoman for Ipswich Hospital described the victim's condition as "comfortable"

A 23-year-old Ipswich man was arrested in connection with the crash, although police would not confirm whether the arrest was made at the scene. The man, who is believed to have been the driver of the P reg Vauxhall Vectra, was questioned on suspicion of drink driving and released on police bail until September 26.

Tony McEwan, who lives near the scene of the crash, today told how he heard a woman scream and then a bang before he phoned the police and ambulance to tell them there had been a collision.

"I saw the car in the wall and the woman lying on the ground," said the 33-year-old of Woodbridge Road.

Gavin Montana, whose lives next to the accident scene, told how his house shook as the car collided with the wall.

"We were in the kitchen just after midnight and I heard the screech of brakes and then an almighty bang," said the 34-year-old of Woodbridge Road. "Everything shook inside. I went out and saw the car embedded in the wall."

Mr Montana told how a group of people gathered around the injured woman, who was sitting up by the time he arrived.

"The woman was in a lot of discomfort and within minutes she was lying down," he said.

A male pedestrian aged 51 sustained minor head and shoulder injuries in the smash but was not taken to hospital. The injured woman was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Mr Montana said the accident was not the first to happen at that junction and that road safety improvements needed to be made.

"Accidents have happened here several times," he said. "Cars have hit other cars going around the corner coming both ways. There should be speed bumps going up Woodbridge Road and at least the same coming down [towards the centre of town]."

Three fire engines attended the crash scene including the rescue tender vehicle from Princes Street.

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