Man suffers suspected broken leg in collision on A140 between motorcycle and tractor

Three vehicles were involved in the crash

Three vehicles were involved in the crash - Credit: ©Archant Photographic 2010

Emergency services were on the scene of a collision between a motorcycle and tractor on the A140 this morning.

Police were called to the incident in Mendlesham at 9.25am.

The motorcylist, a 29-year-old man, came off his Honda 125cc bike collided with a tractor.

Firefighters based in Stowmarket and Diss were called to the incident at 9.45am, with a casualty released from a ditch.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) were also on the scene.

An ambulance crew, ambulance officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance from Norwich were sent to the scene.

They treated the man for multiple injuries, including a suspected broken leg.

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His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, but he was taken to Ipswich Hospital by land ambulance accompanied by the air ambulance doctor for further treatment.

Ambulance officer Paul Leech said: “The patient ended up on the downslope of a ditch. He was very lucky really, considering how much worse it could have been.

“We are very grateful to a local farmer who quickly brought along some wooden pallets that made it easier for us to work in the ditch, treat the patient and get him out safely.”

The road was closed in both directions with diversions in place until 10.46am.