Updated: Two motorcyclists in Ipswich Hospital after separate collisions in Hawthorn Drive and Norwich Road

A MOTORCYCLIST was hospitalised after a collision with a car in Ipswich.

The crash, between a Kawasaki motorbike and a Vauxhall Astra, happened in Hawthorn Drive, Chantry, this afternoon.

Police initially described the man’s injuries as “potentially life-threatening” but paramedics later said he had suffered only a “minor leg injury”.

The man - believed by police to be around 40 years old - was taken to Ipswich Hospital following the collision at around 2.10pm.

Hawthorn Drive was closed - between its junction with Aster Road and Marigold Avenue - for more than four hours while the scene was cleared.


You may also want to watch:


Later this afternoon another motorcyclist was involved in a collision - this time with a bus in Norwich Road, Ipswich.

The crash happened near the junction with Orford Street around 5.05pm.

Most Read

The motorcyclist, believed by police to be 24-year-old man, was taken to Ipswich Hospital with minor injuries.

The road was blocked for around 20 minutes.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter