Motorcyclist dies after crossroads crash

POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a motorcyclist was killed on a rural Suffolk road.

The motorcyclist died from his injuries after his bike was involved in a collision with a car at a crossroads near the A140 at Brome, near Eye, at just before 11am.

The man, who has yet to be identified, was riding a red Honda motorbike which collided with a red Skoda Felicia at the junction of the B1077 and Rectory Road.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman said: “Ambulance and air paramedics attended the scene along with police officers. The casualty was treated at the scene where he was later confirmed deceased.”

The B1077 was closed in both directions either side of the junction for more than three hours but reopened at about 2.30pm.

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Charles Michell, a Conservative county councillor for the Hartismere division, which includes Brome, said any such accident was “very regrettable”.

He said: “It’s always very regrettable, particularly when it’s a local person involved. The roads are more dangerous than one thinks and all kinds of unexpected things can happen.

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“The grass is longer (at this time of year on rural roads) and visibility may not be quite as good in places where you expect it to be.”

As well as police units, two East of England Ambulance Service rapid response vehicles, a land ambulance and the air ambulance were sent to the scene.

The police spokeswoman confirmed that the identity of the dead rider would not be released until later today.

Any witnesses to the collision should call PC Danny Ormes of the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.

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