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Cyclist dies after crash with Land Rover in Creeting St Mary

PUBLISHED: 14:48 19 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:19 23 April 2019

A bike and Land Rover collided on the B1078. The man died  Picture: NEIL PERRY

A bike and Land Rover collided on the B1078. The man died Picture: NEIL PERRY

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A man in his 40s has died following a road traffic collision involving a Land Rover in Creeting St Mary earlier this morning.

A cyclist, aged in his 40s, has died following a crash near Creeting St Mary Picture: NEIL PERRYA cyclist, aged in his 40s, has died following a crash near Creeting St Mary Picture: NEIL PERRY

Police were called at 9.50am to reports of an accident involving a Land Rover and a cyclist on the junction of Flordon Road and Coddenham Road (B1078) in Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market.

Ambulance crews, including the air ambulance, attended the incident but the cyclist, a man in his 40s, died at the scene.

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The road was closed for several hours as the serious collision investigation team from Suffolk police worked at the scene, and reopened early in the afternoon.

The fatal accident happened on Good Friday at the junction of Flordon Road and Coddenham Road, Creeting St Mary Picture: NEIL PERRYThe fatal accident happened on Good Friday at the junction of Flordon Road and Coddenham Road, Creeting St Mary Picture: NEIL PERRY

The Flordon Road and Coddenham Road junction is close to Needham Market Lake, a known beauty spot in the area.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.

A Needham Market resident, who drove past the incident prior to the road closure and did not want to be named, expressed his sorrow.

“I thought it looked like a bad collision and I am very sad to hear the man died,” he said.

A cyclist died at the scene of the crash in Creeting St Mary Picture: NEIL PERRYA cyclist died at the scene of the crash in Creeting St Mary Picture: NEIL PERRY

“My thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.”

Witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Suffolk Constabulary on 101 quoting reference CAD 97 of 19 April.

The death is the second on the county's roads this week, after a 21-year-old man was killed in an accident on Tuesday.

Officers were called just after 8pm on April 16 to reports of a single-vehicle crash close to the Norfolk-Suffolk border village of Syleham, between Scole and Harleston.

A Nissan Almera had collided with a tree in Syleham Hall Lane and the driver died at the scene.

Pending an inquest, police provisionally identified the victim as Mr M Bienias from Stevenage, in Hertfordshire.

Syleham Hall Lane is to the east of the village, leading to the junction for Upper Weybread and Earsham Street.

Anyone with information about the Syleham incident is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference CAD 357 of April 16

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