Biker dies in road tragedy

POLICE were today investigating a crash in which a 56-year-old Suffolk motorcyclist was killed as icy conditions played havoc on the region's roads.The man, believed to be from Chelmondiston, died when his vehicle veered off the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A12 at Stratford St Mary and into a field.

POLICE were today investigating a crash in which a 56-year-old Suffolk motorcyclist was killed as icy conditions played havoc on the region's roads.

The man, believed to be from Chelmondiston, died when his vehicle veered off the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A12 at Stratford St Mary and into a field.

The accident, which involved a blue Honda motorcycle, happened at just after midnight. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Today's crash brings the total number of people killed on Suffolk's roads this year to 52 according to police figures.


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Slippery conditions caused a number of problems on the Suffolk's roads overnight and early today.

Up to seven vehicles were thought to have been involved in an accident on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A14 at Rougham at around 8.30am.

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The smash resulted in both carriageways of the road being blocked for a period of time while the scene was cleared.

No one was trapped in the wreckage and only minor injuries were suffered.

A 13-year-old female cyclist was taken to Ipswich Hospital today after a collision with a car.

It happened at around 8.20am in Byron Road, Ipswich. The girl's injuries are not thought to be serious.

Traffic was also delayed along another stretch of the A14 following an incident involving a lorry and a car.

No one was injured in the accident, which happened near Coddenham at around 5.50am.

The Ford Mondeo car ended up in the central reservation of the Ipswich-bound carriageway, while the lorry careered into a ditch.

Meanwhile, a van driver had a lucky escape after an accident on the A14.

The white Renault Trafic was travelling eastbound on the A14 when it overturned near Stratton Hall in Trimley St Martin around 6.30pm yesterday.

The ambulance service was called, but the driver was not taken to hospital.

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