Worried mum's safety fears after crash

A WORRIED Ipswich mother has today spoken of her fears over road safety after yet another crash outside her home.Shirley Fryer, 48, said she thought Nacton Road was the most dangerous road for people to use when they were driving into and out of Ipswich.

A WORRIED Ipswich mother has today spoken of her fears over road safety after yet another crash outside her home.

Shirley Fryer, 48, said she thought Nacton Road was the most dangerous road for people to use when they were driving into and out of Ipswich.

In fact she thinks it is such an unsafe road that she was not overly surprised when she first heard, then saw, a three-vehicle pile-up opposite the Esso garage on the road at about 12.50pm yesterday which left one woman trapped in her car.

Although there was nothing to suggest that this crash was caused by speed Miss Fryer said many people do drive fast along the road.


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Miss Fryer, who has lived in Nacton Road for around five years, said: “The road is terrible; it's been bad for ages.

“There are a lot of lorries that come along here and people drive so fast.

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“It is like a race track sometimes. There are a lot of crashes. They're not all big crashes but it's a straight, fast, piece of road.

“I think what they should do is put in another pedestrian crossing by the garage and so people would have to slow down there.”

Miss Fryer said the number of accidents meant she was even concerned about her 14-year-old son Lance walking along the road on his way to and from school.

She said: “I always tell him to be extra careful when he crosses the road.

“It is worrying because there are so many accidents along here.”

Miss Fryer was speaking after a car crash on Nacton Road which left one Ipswich woman in hospital.

The woman had to be cut from her car by firefighters and taken to Ipswich Hospital after she was hurt in the collision involving a silver Volkswagen Polo, a Vauxhall Vectra, and a blue Renault Clio.

An employee at the Esso garage who saw the crash said: “We heard a bang and I saw a car go across the road and hit a bollard.

“There was smoke coming out of the car and then the emergency services arrived.”

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