Hollie-Rae Merrick and Chris Harris
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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.
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.
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.