Fight for safety improvements at Blythburgh junction after man dies following motorcycle crash

The scene of an accident in Blythburgh which resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. Picture: SIMON

The scene of an accident in Blythburgh which resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. Picture: SIMON WARD - Credit: Archant

A battle for safety improvements at a busy junction is set to continue after a man died following a motorcycle crash.

Police were called by the East of England Ambulance Service at 8.56am yesterday (Tuesday September 27), to reports of a single vehicle accident near the junction of the B1387 and the B1125 Dunwich Road, Blythburgh.

An ambulance officer, rapid response vehicle, ambulance crew and an East Anglian Air Ambulance attended the incident.

The motorcyclist, a man in his fifties, was taken to Ipswich Hospital via land ambulance but died after suffering serious injuries to his chest and head.

David Tytler, chairman of Blythburgh Parish Council, said a meeting between villagers and highways officials at Suffolk County Council about safety improvements at the road had already been scheduled for later in the year.

He said: 'We know that's a dangerous junction and to have a fatality there is really shocking.

'The parish council has been pressing for improvements to that junction and other parts of the A12 but we are still waiting for improvements.'

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Speed warning signs have been installed along the road, but Mr Tytler said the parish council is keen to look into making that part of the road a one-way system.

'We will continue to press for improvements,' he added.

An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is now underway.

Witnesses or anybody with any information are asked to call Suffolk Constabulary's Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) on 101 quoting CAD 60 of September 27.

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