Motorcyclist killed after crash in Blundeston is named as 37-year-old Nigel Last

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A motorcyclist who died after a two-vehicle crash in Blundeston yesterday has been named by police as 37-year-old Nigel Last of Aldeby near Beccles.

Police were called by the East of England Ambulance Service at around 11.35am on Monday, August 28, to reports a motorcycle had been in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on the A47 Yarmouth Road, near the Market Lane junction in Blundeston.

Despite efforts to save him, Mr Last was pronounced dead at the scene.

The northbound carriageway of the A47 was closed at Rackhams Corner for more than five hours while officers investigated the crash.

It was reopened shortly before 5pm.

The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police say there have been no arrests made.

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The accident takes the death toll on the county’s roads this year to 23.

Six motorcyclists have lost their lives since January 1.

Motorcyclists make up just 1% of road users, but this year more than 25% of fatalities have been bikers.

• Following the death of Malcolm Lawless, 58, from Eriswell, Suffolk, in a crash near Lakenheath on July 30, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said there was a “disproportionate level of death and injury in this group”.

The four other fatal bike crashes were in Brandon on March 31, Tuddenham on April 13, Akenham on April 29, and on the A12 at Foxhall on June 21.

Anyone who witnessed yesterday’s collision or who may have dash cam footage of the incident is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting CAD 170 of August 28.

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