Motorcyclist dies after crash

A BIKER who collided with a lamp-post in Bury St Edmunds this morning has died, police said.

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after his bike collided with a lamp-post in Bury St Edmunds today.

The male rider is thought to be in his 20s and from the historic market town, but his name cannot be released until he has been formally identified.

He died in West Suffolk Hospital following a crash near to the Tollgate pub on Fornham Road in Bury St Edmunds shortly after 9am this morning.

Police closed the B1106 both ways, at the junction with Mildenhall Road and Tollgate Lane, while paramedics gave on scene treatment before taking the man to hospital.


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He was riding a red and black Aprilla motorcycle and thought to be overtaking a dark blue Volkswagen Golf car when his bike veered onto the wrong side of the road, mounting a kerb and hitting a lamppost.

People who passed the crash scene afterwards said it looked like the man's bike carried on after the impact and hit a wall belonging to the Priory Hotel.

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Police are now keen to trace the driver of the Golf, who it is believed the cyclist was overtaking around the time he lost control of the bike, to help them with their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gary Buss at the Suffolk police serious collision investigation team on 01473 613500.

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