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Teenager dies on Suffolk road

PUBLISHED: 19:00 11 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:11 03 March 2010

A TEENAGE motorcyclist was killed in a smash in north Suffolk this morning.

Paramedics made frantic efforts to revive the 16-year-old rider at the scene - but he was dead on arrival at Ipswich hospital.

A TEENAGE motorcyclist was killed in a smash in north Suffolk this morning.

Paramedics made frantic efforts to revive the 16-year-old rider at the scene – but he was dead on arrival at Ipswich hospital.

The accident came a week after another serious accident in north Suffolk left a teenager fighting for life.

An ambulance spokesman said the paramedics were unable to find a pulse as they reached today's crash, which happened at 7.10am on the A1120 at Earl Soham.

Efforts to revive him carried on as the ambulance rushed him towards Ipswich Hospital.

The spokesman said medics made further efforts to save the life of the young motorcyclist as he arrived at accident and emergency.

But their efforts were to no avail as he was confirmed dead at the hospital.

Doctors from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service were told about today's accident, but were unable to get there before the paramedics took the victim to hospital.

Roads were closed as police began their investigation into the crash.

The name of the dead teenager has not He was able to confirm there were no further injuries. But he said it was too early to speculate on the causes of the accident.

Road diversions were set up around the junction between Mill Hill and the A1120 as police experts started the grisly work into examining the crash scene.

Today's tragedy brings the number of deaths on Suffolk roads to 41 this year.

But that dreadful statistic is still significantly lower than last year's total.

2001 saw 57 people killed in accidents on roads in the county.

The two previous years also recorded higher figures than 2002 – 49 people were killed in 2000 and 47 in 1999.

But there is still the Christmas holiday to come – which can push up the final total.

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