Driver arrested over Trimley bike death

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist died following a head-on crash at Trimley St Martin, it was revealed today.

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist died following a head-on crash at Trimley St Martin, it was revealed today.

Police said a 22-year-old man had been arrested and interviewed about the accident, but no charges had yet been brought.

The crash happened at about 8.40am yesterday at Kirton Road near the junction of Capel Hall Lane, just off the A14 sliproad.

It is understood the 48-year-old motorcyclist, who is believed to be from the Felixstowe area, had been heading towards Kirton when he was in collision with a Ford Fiesta car coming from the opposite direction.

There was also a Ford Transit with a trailer on the stretch of road at the time.

The impact of the collision catapulted the biker from his BSA machine. He landed in a bush among trees along the verge.

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Emergency services were called and the rider was taken to Ipswich Hospital with very serious injuries. He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at hospital.

A police spokeswoman said today that the 22-year-old suspect was interviewed yesterday afternoon about the accident.

He has now been released on police bail to return to Felixstowe police station on December 13.

The name of the motorcyclist is not being released until all next of kin have been informed.

As reported in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, other motorists stopped and tried to help after the crash.

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