Warning to drivers after crashes

A TEENAGER and two motorcyclists have been taken to Ipswich Hospital after two separate collisions.

A TEENAGER was taken to Ipswich Hospital after he was injured in a crash on the Copdock Mill interchange.

The collision between two cars happened at about 8.25pm yesterday near the Tesco supermarket.

A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Trust said the 16-year-old suffered injuries caused by a seatbelt.

The accident came after the A12 was closed in one direction after two motorcyclists came off their bikes and suffered serious injuries.

Police said the accident happened at around 3pm yesterday on the northbound track of the dual carriageway when one of the riders apparently lost control of his machine on a bend at Gun Hill, Dedham, and collided with the central reservation.

The second motorcyclist took evasive action and also struck the central reservation.

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Both motorcyclists - who were riding together - rebounded into the left hand lane of the road.

One of the motorcyclists suffered a broken pelvis and bad bruising to his shoulders in the crash while the other broke his leg.

Police said both were conscious when they arrived on the scene. The men were taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital.

One of the riders was a 46-year-old man from Colchester and the other a 52-year-old man from Harwich. Both were riding green Kawasaki sports motorcycles.

The road was re-opened at around 6pm.

A police spokesman issued a warning to both motorcyclists and drivers that conditions on the road were unpredictable at the moment because of recent weather.

“The roads are still quite damp in places at the moment and they can get slippery because of the grit that has been put down.

“We would encourage people to take extra care.”

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Stanway Road Policing Unit on 01206 762512.