A12 crash victim set to be named

POLICE are today expected to name a motorcyclist killed after colliding with a car on the A12 in Suffolk - the third biker to die on the county's roads in the last five weeks.

POLICE are today expected to name a motorcyclist killed after colliding with a car on the A12 in Suffolk - the third biker to die on the county's roads in the last five weeks.

The 37-year-old man was rushed to the James Paget Hospital in Lowestoft on Friday evening after his Triumph motorcycle was in collision with a Rover car on the A12 at Henstead, near Benacre.

Paramedics attempted to revive the man, who was unconscious when they arrived on the scene, but he died in hospital from his injuries.

The male driver of the car was also hurt in the accident but his injuries were not serious.


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The tragedy came less than two weeks after a 21-year-old motorcyclist died when his bike hit a lamppost in Hasketon, just outside Woodbridge.

Chris Hutchison was riding his Yamaha Thundercat motorcycle in Grundisburgh Road when the accident happened, at about 2.20pm on July 6.

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The former Stoke High School pupil, from Oak Hill Lane, Ipswich, was taken Ipswich Hospital for treatment but later died from head injuries.

Just three weeks earlier, on June 12, 18-year-old A-level student Tom Marshall was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car in his home village of Orford.

Meanwhile, a man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries yesterday after a crash on the A14.

The man, believed to be in his early 40s, was left trapped and unconscious by the single-vehicle crash - involving a Maserati car - which happened on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the road near Claydon at about 3.20pm.

The fire service helped free the man and stabilise the car before he was flown by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said he had suffered “serious head injuries” but it was not known if they were life-threatening.

A female passenger suffered “comparatively minor injuries” in the accident and was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

The accident left the road closed in an Ipswich-bound direction between the A140 junction and the Claydon junction.

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