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Woman dies and man airlifted to hospital after motorbike crash in Walpole, Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 22:43 14 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:15 15 July 2016

A stock aerial photograph of Walpole. Pic: Mike Page.

A stock aerial photograph of Walpole. Pic: Mike Page.

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A woman died and a man was airlifted to hospital after an accident involving a motorbike in an east Suffolk village on Thursday evening.

The single-vehicle road traffic collision took place in Peasenhall Road in Walpole, near Halesworth, shortly after 6pm.

Emergency services were called to the incident. Police officers attempted to resuscitate the woman but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

She was believed to be aged in her 50s or 60s. Her next of kin were informed by police on Thursday night. It is not known if she was the rider or a passenger.

The man was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The extent of his injuries, and his relationship to the woman, were not known.

On Thursday night, Peasenhall Road was closed in both directions between the Bramfield Road and Halesworth Road junctions while police carried out an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A police cordon was also in place at the scene.

The incident was reported to police by a member of the public. According to the initial call to police, the motorcycle hit a roadside bank, which caused it to skid along the road.

Witnesses are urged to come forward and call police.

Police are not looking for any other vehicles.

In a statement, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “A woman has died following a road traffic collision in Walpole (on Thursday).

“Police were called at just after 6pm to reports of a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle in Peasenhall Road.

“A man and a woman were on the motorcycle. Police officers arrived and attempted to resuscitate the woman. However, she died at the scene.

“The man was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.”

Anyone who saw the collision or the motorcycle prior to the collision is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 360 of July 14.

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust did not respond to requests for comment.

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