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‘It was utterly terrifying’: Couple lucky to be alive after crash

PUBLISHED: 19:22 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 08:12 08 March 2019

Motorists stopped to help the couple after they were forced of the B1332, heading towards Bungay. Picture: Contributed by Rosie Lamoureux

Motorists stopped to help the couple after they were forced of the B1332, heading towards Bungay. Picture: Contributed by Rosie Lamoureux

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A couple from Harleston claim they are lucky to be alive after they were run off the road in a terrifying near head on collision near Bungay.

Rosie Lamoureux and her partner, Scott Cooper said they were Rosie Lamoureux and her partner, Scott Cooper said they were "utterly terrified" after a silver car veered on to the wrong side of the road. Picture: Contributed by Rosie Lamoureux

Rosie Lamoureux and Scott Cooper were travelling on the B1332 towards Bungay on Sunday, March 3, when a silver Vauxhall veered onto their side of the road.

According to the couple, the car overtook multiple vehicles and swerved in front of them, and they are now looking for witnesses.

Mr Cooper, who was driving at the time, was forced to drive off the main road and into a hedge after the car “skidded over 25 metres” in front of them.

Miss Lamoureux from Harleston, said: “It was utterly terrifying and if it wasn’t for the quick reactions of my partner we would have been dead.”

Despite veering onto the wrong side of the road and forcing the couple to plough into the hedge, the silver car didn’t stop.

The 23-year-old said: “I was having a complete panic attack. My other half jumped out of the car to try and chase after the driver, but the driver refused to stop and carried on going. I was just thankful that we both survived without any injuries.

“I was shaken up for a couple of days but I’m doing okay. I was just so proud of my other half being able to get straight back in the car and drive home that day - I wouldn’t have been able to do it.

“He was utterly amazing that day, he saved both of our lives.”

The pair are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time who may have dashcam footage of the crash or a male in a silver car driving erratically.

“Unfortunately as he was driving so quickly we weren’t able to get the number plate. It was such a near miss for us, next time it could be worse and people could be seriously hurt down to this horrific driver.

“You could be driving sensibly and completely aware of your surroundings, and all it takes is someone on the road who isn’t who could potentially take not only their life but yours and possibly your families.”

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesperson said: “We would urge motorists to drive with care, attention and courtesy and always remains vigilant for other road users. Speed limits and the Highway Code exist for a reason and it is always better to get to your destination late rather than not at all.”

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