Motorcyclist airlifted to Addenbrooke’s in ‘life-threatening’ condition after serious collision near Suffolk and Essex border

Police at the scene of an accident on the A134 near Leavenheath. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Police at the scene of an accident on the A134 near Leavenheath. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital in a life-threatening condition this afternoon after a serious crash near the Suffolk/Essex border.

The A134 near Leavenheath. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The A134 near Leavenheath. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk police were called to the A134 in Leavenheath, near the Dedham Vale AONB, at around 1.35pm, after reports two vehicles had collided.

The force closed the road between Stoke Road in Leavenheath and Bear Lane in Nayland, to allow emergency services to work.

It was reopened soon after 5pm.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) said it attended along with the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, and treated the motorcyclist, a man in his 30s.


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“We have no information on the man’s injuries; he wasn’t conscious but was breathing on arrival,” an EEAST spokesman added.

“The man was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further care.”

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Suffolk police said at 7.30pm the motorcyclist remained in hospital in a life-threatening condition.

Traffic was being diverted through Stoke by Nayland.

Any witnesses to this incident are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 189 of May 3.

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