Motorcyclist dies after rush-hour crash

A MOTORCYCLIST died in hospital last night after he suffered serious injuries following a rush hour crash with another vehicle.The accident, between a Citroen car and Honda motorbike, happened just before 5.

A MOTORCYCLIST died in hospital last night after he suffered serious injuries following a rush hour crash with another vehicle.

The accident, between a Citroen car and Honda motorbike, happened just before 5.30pm near Tesco supermarket on Anson Road, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich.

A spokeswoman for East Anglian Ambulance service said the rider of the motorbike, who is believed to be in his 30s and from Essex, was taken to Ipswich Hospital with very serious injuries.

A spokesman for Suffolk police last night confirmed that he died.


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Two ambulances, an officer and a paramedic attended along with Suffolk Police, which had to close nearby Gloucester Road, Felixstowe Road and Anderson Road while the vehicles were recovered.

Meanwhile, elsewhere a motorist had a lucky escape when they emerged unhurt after ploughing their vehicle into a ditch.

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The accident happened on the A137 Wherstead road, near Jimmy's Farm, just outside of Ipswich, around 3.30pm yesterday.

Police and a firecrew from Princes Street attended the scene and although an ambulance was called for it was later stood down and treatment declined.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said they received a report of a two vehicle road traffic collision at 3.37pm, where one car had gone into a ditch.

However she said no one was thought to have been injured as a result, although one person was “shocked” and the vehicle did need recovery.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire Service said they attended after receiving a call from police that some petrol had been spilt in the road.

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