Witnesses to fatal crash still needed

POLICE are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a fatal accident involving 81-year-old Bernard Packard.Mr Packard, of Spring Road, Ipswich, was walking across Heath Road on March 20 when he collided with a Honda Fireblade 1000cc motorcycle.

POLICE are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a fatal accident involving 81-year-old Bernard Packard.

Mr Packard, of Spring Road, Ipswich, was walking across Heath Road on March 20 when he collided with a Honda Fireblade 1000cc motorcycle.

Despite the efforts of two members of the public at the scene, he died from multiple injuries.

Police are trying to piece together information to assess what happened.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said: “There have been no charges made. The investigation is continuing. We would appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

“If anyone saw anything, they should contact us at the force's main number.”

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Last week, Mr Packard's family said they were keen for witnesses to come forward so that they can “move on”.

A post mortem concluded that he died from multiple injuries sustained in the collision at around 6.20pm.

He had just had dinner at his daughter's house and was walking his usual route home when the accident happened.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Pc Beth Harper at Suffolk police's roads policing unit on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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