Floral tributes left at scene of Fenland crash where a motorcylist died

A tribute left at the roadside

A tribute left at the roadside - Credit: Archant

ONE motorcyclist died on a Fenland road and a second motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after crashing into a water filled ditch.

The scene of the accident at Branch Bank, near Littleport

The scene of the accident at Branch Bank, near Littleport - Credit: Archant

The motor cyclist who died was involved in a collision with an estate car at Branch Bank between Littleport and Queen Adelaide.

Bottles of beer, cards and dozens of flowers were left in tribute

Bottles of beer, cards and dozens of flowers were left in tribute - Credit: Archant

Branch Bank was closed until midnight on Saturday to allow investigators to determine the cause of the accident.

Flowers left on the bank at the side of the road

Flowers left on the bank at the side of the road - Credit: Archant

It is thought the woman driver of the estate car was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Neighbours alerted the emergency services after spotting what they thought was a car on fire. When rescue workers arrived they discovered the dead motorcyclist and the injured woman.


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Fire crews from Ely and Littleport were among those to attend.

Throughout the weekend floral tributes have been left at the scene, The name of the motorcyclist has not yet been released.

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At Welney on Sunday a motorcyclist – thought to be a man in his 30s- left the A1101 Wash Road at about 8am and ended up in the ditch.

Police, fire and ambulance attended the crash which left the motorcyclist needing treatment.

A spokesman in the police control room said his injuries were not thought to be life threatening or life changing.

The crash resulted in the Wash Road being closed between the B1100 New Road junction and the Station Road junction.

Fire crews from Kings Lynn, Outwell and Littleport joined police and ambulance crews at the scene following the crash which left the motorcyclist needing treatment.

A spokesman in the police control room said his injuries were not thought to be life threatening or life changing.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said: “We were called at 7.55am to reports of a road traffic collision involving a motorbike in Welney.

“Our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were called to assist at the scene and help to extricate the patient, who is thought to be a male in his 30s. The patient was suffering from some back and rib pain, but seems to have been fully conscious throughout the incident. Looks like we then took the patient to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn for further care.”

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