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Biker dies in road smash

PUBLISHED: 09:40 06 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:19 03 March 2010

POLICE are today contacting the grieving relatives of a 47-year-old Suffolk motorcyclist who died in a horrific road smash at an accident blackspot.

The man, who will not be named until next-of-kin are informed but who police say came from the Framlingham area, became the 41st victim on Suffolk's roads this year when his Yamaha motorcycle collided with a Rover car at the Bredfield and Ufford junction on the A12, near Woodbridge.

POLICE are today contacting the grieving relatives of a 47-year-old Suffolk motorcyclist who died in a horrific road smash at an accident blackspot.

The man, who will not be named until next-of-kin are informed but who police say came from the Framlingham area, became the 41st victim on Suffolk's roads this year when his Yamaha motorcycle collided with a Rover car at the Bredfield and Ufford junction on the A12, near Woodbridge.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering head injuries.

The driver of the dark blue and green Rover, a 50-year-old woman, was taken to Ipswich Hospital suffering shock and minor injuries.

It is believed the Rover was pulling out on to the A12 from the Bredfield Road when the accident happened.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said that, at this stage, no charges are being brought against any of the motorists involved.

It is a stretch of road where, according to one police officer at the scene, a number of accidents in the past have led to hatchings being painted across the road in a bid to improve safety.

One other car, a Ford Mondeo travelling behind the motorcyclist, ploughed into the wreckage after the initial impact. The driver, a man from Lowestoft who had two passengers believed to be family members with him, did not need medical attention and all were allowed home.

The crash happened shortly before 7pm and by 7.30pm yesterday police sealed-off a quarter-mile stretch of the A12 northbound from the A1152 roundabout for five hours while emergency services attended the scene.

As well as police and ambulance services, fire crews from Ipswich and Woodbridge helped cut free the body of the motorcyclist.

Traffic police are appealing for any witnesses to the accident to contact Pc Phil Brown on 01473 613500.

*A young cyclist is recovering in hospital today after he collided with a stationary van on Henley Road yesterday at around 4pm. He has not been named.

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