A12 closure causes traffic chaos

MOTORISTS faced major delays after one of the region's busiest roads was closed for nearly eight hours following a fatal crash.Police and paramedics were called to a serious road accident on the A12 near East Bergholt at just before 2.30pm yesterday.

MOTORISTS faced major delays after one of the region's busiest roads was closed for close to eight hours following a fatal crash.

Police and paramedics were called to a serious road accident on the A12 near East Bergholt at just before 2.30pm yesterday.

The collision involved a Vauxhall Corsa and a Kawasaki motorbike on the southbound stretch of the A12 near the B1068 turn-off.

The road did not reopen until about 10.30pm after the vehicles had been removed and road crash specialists had completed investigations at the scene.

A police spokesman said the rider of the motorbike was pronounced dead at the scene.