Teenage moped rider seriously injured

By Rebecca SheppardA SCHOOLGIRL was in a serious condition in hospital last night after the moped she was riding was involved in a collision with a car.

By Rebecca Sheppard

A SCHOOLGIRL was in a serious condition in hospital last night after the moped she was riding was involved in a collision with a car.

The teenager was left with serious injuries following the accident, which happened on the B1118 at Stradbroke, near to the junction with Queen Street.

She was driving a black moped when it was involved in a collision with a blue Peugeot estate car just after 1pm yesterday.


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The road was closed for more than three hours while the emergency services dealt with the accident.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said last night: “A female rider of the moped has been taken to Ipswich Hospital, where her condition is described as serious, although stable at the moment.”

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A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust added: “We did attend and we took a patient into hospital, although we do not have information of the injuries the casualty suffered.”

Mike Cane, a Stradbroke resident, said there were many moped riders in the village and the B1118 was a dangerous road.

“There are lots of haulage companies out here and agricultural vehicles using the B roads,” he added

“It is a dangerous road and there have been quite a few accidents as it's quite bendy and windy. If you are inexperienced, it can be a problem.”

Suffolk police appealed for witnesses to the crash to contact 01473 613500.

rebecca.sheppard@eadt.co.uk

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