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.

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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.

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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.

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