Man dies in fatal crash in Felixstowe Road, near Ipswich

Scene of crash in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

Scene of crash in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

A motorcyclist last night died after a crash on the A1156 Felixstowe Road yesterday afternoon.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance, two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance service officer were called to the accident, which happened at the Levington turn-off, at 4.15pm.

A car and a motorcycle were involved in the collision.

Despite the efforts of rescue teams to save the motorcyclist, he sadly died at the scene.

The road was closed from the showground roundabout to the A14 junction while police investigators examined the scene.

Straight Road was also closed.

Traffic was sent on alternative routes but motorists caught in the diversion faced long delays at rush hour as traffic which would normally use Nacton Road is currently being diverted to Felixstowe Road because of roadworks.

The accident occurred just two days after two men were left with serious injuries when the motorcycle they were travelling on collided with a parked van further along Felixstowe Road towards Ipswich town centre.

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Police and paramedics were despatched at 11.35pm on Sunday after the crash which happened just past the junction with Sandhurst Avenue.

The male driver and pillion passenger, who were both wearing helmets, were initially taken to Ipswich Hospital before both were transferred to the major trauma centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, in a serious condition.

One patient had serious head and chest injuries, while the other had serious injuries.

Last night the two men were said to be in a stable condition at Addenbrooke’s.

Suffolk Constabulary is asking for any witnesses to either crash to telephone officers on 101. For Sunday’s collision quote CAD 394 of March 27. For yesterday’s accident quote CAD number 286 of March 29.