Biker killed in A12 crash

By Rebecca SheppardA MOTORCYCLIST was killed last night in a crash on a busy road, the fourth motorist to die in the county in a week.The man, who has not been named, came off his motorbike on the A12 just south of Wangford at 9.

By Rebecca Sheppard

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed last night in a crash on a busy road, the fourth motorist to die in the county in a week.

The man, who has not been named, came off his motorbike on the A12 just south of Wangford at 9.20pm yesterday.

It is believed he is the 33rd person to die in or following accidents on the roads of Suffolk this year.


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A Suffolk police spokesman said initial reports suggested the motorcyclist had been the only person involved in the accident, but was unable to provide further details last night.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust said it had attended a fatal road accident on the southbound carriageway of the A12 last night.

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Parish councillors have already expressed concern about the number of accidents happening on the A12 near Wangford.

A 31-year-old Porsche driver from north Suffolk died in hospital following a head-on collision with a Land Rover on the southbound carriageway of the A12 near Wangford in November last year.

His death prompted one Wangford parish councillor to call for improved safety measures on the A12 near the village.

The motorcyclist became the fourth person to die in a week in or following accidents on the county's roads.

Betty Kenworthy, 75, of Bowl Corner, Battisford Tye, died in the West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, on August 8 after being seriously injured when her car was involved in a collision with a lorry in Stowmarket on August 5.

Terrence Warham, 80, of Cardinal Court, Wolsey Gardens, Felixstowe, was killed on Monday when his collided with an articulated lorry in the town's Trinity Avenue.

Kiara Stevenson-Mann, of Ireland Road, Ipswich, died on Thursday lunchtime after suffering serious head injuries in a collision with a coach in the town's Landseer Road.

rebecca.sheppard@eadt.co.uk

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