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Man charged following fatal A14 collision

A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with a serious road traffic collision, near Ipswich, in which a motorcyclist died.

Police were called shortly after 6am yesterday, Wednesday 21 September, following reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a lorry on the eastbound carriageway of the A14 between Sproughton and the Copdock Interchange.

Ambulance and Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews were also in attendance, but the driver of the motorcycle – a 61-year-old man – was sadly declared deceased at the scene.

Sergejs Baikovs, of Tattershall Road in Boston, Lincolnshire was arrested following the collision and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

He has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday 22 September.

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A 61-year-old man has died following a road traffic collision on the A14 near Ipswich.

Police were called shortly after 6am this morning, Wednesday 21 September, following reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a lorry on the eastbound carriageway between Sproughton and the Copdock Interchange.

Ambulance and Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews were also in attendance, but the driver of the motorcycle was sadly declared deceased at the scene.

The driver of the lorry, a man aged in his 30s, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess drugs. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains.

Both directions of the A14 were closed whilst a collision investigation took place and to allow for recovery of the vehicles. The westbound carriageway reopened shortly after 8am. One lane reopened on the eastbound carriageway shortly before 1pm.

Officers would like to hear from any witnesses and ask that any motorists driving in the area at the time of the incident with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle to review the footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting CAD 35 of today, 21 September 2022.

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

If you have been involved in or affected by a road traffic collision, advice and support information can be found at: www.suffolk.police.uk/rtc

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Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A14 near Ipswich.

Police were called shortly after 6am this morning, Wednesday 21 September, following reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a lorry on the eastbound carriageway between Sproughton and the Copdock Interchange.

The eastbound carriageway is closed between Whitehouse and the Copdock Interchange. Motorists are advised to find alternative routes.