Motorcyclist charged over horror crash

A MOTORCYCLIST has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a collision in which a Suffolk grandmother was killed and her husband and grandchildren badly injured.

By Danielle Nuttall

A MOTORCYCLIST has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a collision in which a Suffolk grandmother was killed and her husband and grandchildren badly injured.

Christopher Bainbridge, 35, of Lincoln Close, Ipswich, is to appear before magistrates' in Colchester on November 3 in relation to the accident, which happened along London Road in Ipswich on August 18.

Christine Seymour, 58, who lived in London Road, died in Ipswich Hospital on September 21 as a result of injuries she suffered in the collision.


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The accident left her grandson Kieran, six, fighting for his life in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, after he suffered two broken legs and a serious head injury, while her husband, Brian, 66, was also left in a critical condition in Ipswich Hospital.

The youngest grandchild, two-year-old Ethan, suffered a broken leg and cut head, but was released from hospital soon after the incident.

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Kieran has made a miraculous recovery and returned to the family home at the beginning of last month, while Mr Seymour had to have part of his leg amputated and remains in hospital.

Mrs Seymour's funeral is due to take place this week.

Shaun Seymour, Mrs Seymour's son, said: “Her body should have been released last Monday but wasn't released until Tuesday because the paper work wasn't ready.

“We had a phone call on the Friday before saying we could have her first thing on the Monday and when we told dad he was beaming because he wanted to get her laid to rest.

“The funeral directors went to collect her body on Monday but had to go back on Tuesday.

“It is a relief to finally be able to have the funeral.”

Mr Seymour is now concerned with how his dad, Brian, will cope with the funeral service.

“He has lost so much weight. He has gone from a 42in waist to a 36in waist in nine weeks,” he said.

“The day will be a really big shock for him but he is surviving and he is starting to look more like dad every day.

“I hope the funeral doesn't upset his heart because he does have heart problems.”

Mrs Seymour's funeral will take place on Friday at 2pm at Ipswich Crematorium's North Chapel.

Family and friends will then go to the Westerfield Swan, where Mrs Seymour worked.

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