A12 death crash victim named

POLICE have named a motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A12 at Benacre on Friday.

A MAN who died after his motorcycle was in collision with a car on the A12 at Benacre on Friday has been named by Suffolk police as Michael Townsend.

The 37-year-old, from Carlton Colville, died at the James Paget Hospital after he sustained serious injuries in the accident.

His Triumph Daytona motorcycle collided with a red Rover 216 car at around 5.25pm at the A12 London Road junction with Benacre Road.

Mr Townsend died at the hospital at about 8.50pm.

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The driver of the Rover car, a woman, was also taken to hospital with a head injury but she was later released.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the collision or the crash itself to call PC Roy Dade at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.

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