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Man named after north Suffolk collision

PUBLISHED: 12:47 21 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:58 06 July 2010

A 37-YEAR-OLD man who died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on the A12 in north Suffolk has today been named by police.

Michael Townsend, from Carlton Colville, was riding his Triumph Daytona motorcycle when he was in collision with a red Rover 216 car on the A12 at Benacre last Friday, July 17.

A 37-YEAR-OLD man who died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on the A12 in north Suffolk has today been named by police.

Michael Townsend, from Carlton Colville, was riding his Triumph Daytona motorcycle when he was in collision with a red Rover 216 car on the A12 at Benacre last Friday, July 17.

The collision happened about 5.25pm at the A12 London Road junction with Benacre Road. Mr Townsend was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston with serious injuries and he sadly died around 8.50pm.

The driver of the Rover car - a woman - was also taken to hospital with a head injury but she was later released.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the collision or the crash itself to call PC Roy Dade at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at police headquarters on 01473 613500.

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