Young girl suffers injuries after car crashes into apartments at Barrack Corner near Ipswich town centre

Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich.

Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich. - Credit: Gemma Mitchell

A seven-year-old girl was taken to hospital after the car she was travelling in came off the road and hit a wall.

Emergency services were called to Barrack Corner in Ipswich around 3.30pm today to reports of a single vehicle collision involving a red Ford Mondeo.

The vehicle crashed into a block of flats in Portman Road at its junction with London Road, adjacent to Norwich Road, outside the Ipswich International Church.

A young girl, who was understood to be in the vehicle at the time of the collision, was taken to hospital by ambulance, but her injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.

A woman who works at a nearby business witnessed the incident.

Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich.

Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich. - Credit: Gemma Mitchell


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She said: “The car literally came to the corner and went to turn, missed and went straight into the wall and [the driver] got out of the car.

“He got a little girl out and passed her to a lady.

Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich.

Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich. - Credit: Gemma Mitchell

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“The little girl was on the front seat and she was screaming.

“It’s terrible.”

Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich.

Crash at Barrack Corner in Ipswich. - Credit: Gemma Mitchell

The woman, who asked not to be named, said the girl was carried by paramedics to an ambulance on a stretcher.

Another witness claimed the car was travelling around 50 to 60mph just before the collision.

The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, described hearing a bang at the time of crash, adding: “It was really loud.”

The East of England Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle and two ambulances to the scene.

A spokeswoman for the service said it treated a seven-year-old child, who was “collared and boarded” before being taken to hospital.

Suffolk Constabulary is appealing for witnesses to come forward by calling police 101, quoting CAD 260 of January 19.

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