Shock as car overturns in Lowestoft street

The scene of the crash in Pakefield Street, Lowestoft. Pictures: ANDREW PAPWORTH

The scene of the crash in Pakefield Street, Lowestoft. Pictures: ANDREW PAPWORTH - Credit: Archant

Shocked neighbours rushed to the aid of the occupants of a car which rolled and hit a wall, ending up on its roof in a front garden.

There were four occupants of the Fiat 500 vehicle involved in the incident at 1.40pm today (Thursday, October 27). Three people suffering neck and back pain were taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston for further treatment.

The other made his own way to hospital. A 17-year-old boy from the Lowestoft area has been cautioned by police and will be formally interviewed for motoring offences in due course.

Friends of the occupants arrived at the scene shortly after the crash at 1.40pm yesterday (Thursday, October 27) to comfort them until the ambulance arrived.

Elle Hugman, 19, from Lowestoft, got to the scene near to Pakefield Parish Church at about 2.50pm.

She went over to one of the occupants to give him her jacket so he could stay warm. She then spoke to him until paramedics arrived.

'When I got here the car was on its roof,' she explained. 'I went over there to give him my jacket to keep him warm. I just then talked to him and asked how he was feeling.

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'It was a shock to see it happening right there. Hopefully everything is fine and there are no broken bones or anything.'

Emily Thurbon, 16, from Pakefield, added: 'I went and asked him if he was all right and had a little chat with him.'

Luke Collins, 17, from Lowestoft, said: 'It was a shock to see something like that – I wish them well and that they have a good recovery.'

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