Biker seriously hurt in crash

A MOTORCYCLIST is recovering in hospital today after suffering serious injuries in a collision with a car in Foxhall.The man was riding a Yamaha motorbike which was involved in a collision with a Peugeot at the junction of Bell Lane and Foxhall Road yesterday.

A MOTORCYCLIST is recovering in hospital today after suffering serious injuries in a collision with a car in Foxhall.

The man was riding a Yamaha motorbike which was involved in a collision with a Peugeot at the junction of Bell Lane and Foxhall Road yesterday.

Sergeant Bryan Scanlan, of Martlesham roads policing unit, said: “The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries but they are not believed to be life threatening. The driver of the car was suffering mainly from shock.

“There will be an investigation into the crash and we would appeal to any witnesses to get in contact.”

The collision happened about 10.25am and left Foxhall Road blocked.

Bell Lane was also closed near to the junction with Glanville Place.

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The vehicles were recovered shortly before noon but the road remained close while officers waited for fuel to be cleared from the scene.

It is not known whether the female driver of the Peugeot needed hospital treatment, but her daughter is thought to have collected her from the scene.

The rider of the motorbike, described as a young man, was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance.

Sgt Scanlan said there had been a few other accidents at the site in recent years and policing markings from other collisions could be seen on the road on Sunday.

He said accident books were sent to Suffolk County Council and, if it was believed to be a problem area, the council would look into introducing safety measures.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call Martlesham roads policing unit on 01473 613500.

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