Police name bike crash victim

A 51-YEAR-old motorcyclist became the latest biker to die on Suffolk's roads this year when he was killed instantly in a crash on a notorious stretch of road.

A 51-YEAR-old motorcyclist became the latest biker to die on Suffolk's roads this year when he was killed instantly in a crash on a notorious stretch of road.

Police said the man who died in the accident on the A1071 at Boxford, near Sudbury, was Andrew Shynn, of Great Totham, near Maldon.

A spokesman said Mr Shynn's 600cc Yamaha was in collision with a silver Vauxhall at just after 2pm on Saturday,14/7>.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision at the A1071's junction with Stone Street.

The driver of the Vauxhall is not thought to have been seriously hurt in the accident, which closed the road as police crash experts began an investigation into the cause.

The tragedy brings the number of motorcyclists killed on the area's roads to four and villagers in Boxford said that while there was a dip in the road which made driving hazardous there were numerous signs indicating the 40mph speed limit.

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Brigitte Tricker, of Homefield, Boxford, said: “There are warnings all along but we travel that road all the time and see people overtaking at 50.”

She urged drivers to take more care through the village and she doubted the local authorities could do much more to improve safety on the road, which bypasses Boxford itself.

A spokeswoman for the parish council said Suffolk County Council had recently looked again at safety along the whole stretch of A1071 through the village. She agreed that there was little more that could be done but said the verges had recently been cut back to improve visibility.

Later on Saturday, in the High Street, Brandon, a woman was left badly trapped after her car was in collision with a wooden telegraph post.

It was not believed the woman, who was thought to be local to the Brandon area, suffered life-threatening injuries.

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