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Second tragedy on Suffolk's roads

PUBLISHED: 10:06 25 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:54 03 March 2010

A TEENAGE motorcylist has become the second biker to die on Suffolk's roads in little more than 24 hours.

The 18-year-old East Suffolk man died when he was in collision with a bus in Station Road, Framlingham, on Saturday evening.

A TEENAGE motorcylist has become the second biker to die on Suffolk's roads in little more than 24 hours.

The 18-year-old East Suffolk man died when he was in collision with a bus in Station Road, Framlingham, on Saturday evening.

Police are not expected to release his name until members of his family have been told about the tragedy.

Meanwhile the police have named the victim of a fatal accident at Boxford on Friday night.

The motorcyclist was 53-year-old Frank Carsboult, of Carbonels, Gt Waldingfield near Sudbury.

The crash happened at around 3.30pm on Friday when Mr Carsboult's Triumph 900 motorcycle and sidecar was in collision with a Peugeot 406.

The latest tragedies bring the total of deaths on Suffolk roads in the last two weeks up to five – and the death toll for this year up to 46.

Last week, Leiston grandmother Marcia Whenman, 54 died when the car she was in hit a tree near Saxmundham.

On November 5, another motorcyclist, Ian Wright of Framlingham, died when his motorbike was in collision with a car on the A12 at Bredfield near Woodbridge.

Norfolk woman Rosina Midwinter, 51 was killed in a four car pile up on the Suffolk/Norfolk border on the B1107 Thetford Road near Brandon.

Despite desperate attempts by the emergency services to save Mr Carsboult he died as a result of his injuries in Walnut Tree Hospital, Sudbury. He was travelling towards Sudbury at the time of the crash.

The 41-year-old driver of the car, who is believed to be from the Brandon area, was not injured. The car was travelling in the opposite direction to the dead man.

Fire engines from Hadleigh, Sudbury and two from Colchester were called to the scene to assist ambulance crews.

The road was closed off for several hours and traffic police at the scene said road conditions had been fine at the time of the crash.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident and a particularly keen for a lorry driver to come forward.

Although the lorry, which is believed to have the word Mcfarlane written on the side, was not involved in the collision, police believe the driver may have vital information.

Anyone with information should call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.

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