Biker suffers punctured lung and broken legs in A120 crash

Biker suffers punctured lung and broken legs in A120 crash

Biker suffers punctured lung and broken legs in A120 crash

First published in News

A motorcyclist suffered a punctured lung and broken legs following a crash on the A120 yesterday.

The rider of an orange KTM bike was in collision with a red Mercedes van in the Coggeshall area.

Police were called to the scene shortly before 5pm and the road was closed until 6.30pm.

The motorcyclist was flown to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, by air ambulance.

His condition was described as stable and his injuries were serious but not life threatening.

Police are not investigating the crash.

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7:06pm Sat 30 Aug 14

colpak says...

Thats a bad road, all the best to the poor motorcyclist. I got stuck in the tailback, interesting to see who caused this as from what I saw the "Red Van" was a post office van and sadly they are not always driven very well. I say this before the inevitable comments come on here about motorcyclists.
Thats a bad road, all the best to the poor motorcyclist. I got stuck in the tailback, interesting to see who caused this as from what I saw the "Red Van" was a post office van and sadly they are not always driven very well. I say this before the inevitable comments come on here about motorcyclists. colpak
  • Score: 7

7:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

micksmercs says...

colpak wrote:
Thats a bad road, all the best to the poor motorcyclist. I got stuck in the tailback, interesting to see who caused this as from what I saw the "Red Van" was a post office van and sadly they are not always driven very well. I say this before the inevitable comments come on here about motorcyclists.
Never mind the post office drivers. Police are not investigating the crash.So it would appear that it was not the van drivers fault.Of course we all know that the idiots who drive these high powered death machines, are never in the wrong, and it is always the other persons fault. The trouble is that they are the going to hit the road hard and suffer terrible injuries such as this chap did. Slow down and drive sensibly and no harm should come to you.
[quote][p][bold]colpak[/bold] wrote: Thats a bad road, all the best to the poor motorcyclist. I got stuck in the tailback, interesting to see who caused this as from what I saw the "Red Van" was a post office van and sadly they are not always driven very well. I say this before the inevitable comments come on here about motorcyclists.[/p][/quote]Never mind the post office drivers. Police are not investigating the crash.So it would appear that it was not the van drivers fault.Of course we all know that the idiots who drive these high powered death machines, are never in the wrong, and it is always the other persons fault. The trouble is that they are the going to hit the road hard and suffer terrible injuries such as this chap did. Slow down and drive sensibly and no harm should come to you. micksmercs
  • Score: -3

11:31pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Over G says...

micksmercs wrote:
colpak wrote:
Thats a bad road, all the best to the poor motorcyclist. I got stuck in the tailback, interesting to see who caused this as from what I saw the "Red Van" was a post office van and sadly they are not always driven very well. I say this before the inevitable comments come on here about motorcyclists.
Never mind the post office drivers. Police are not investigating the crash.So it would appear that it was not the van drivers fault.Of course we all know that the idiots who drive these high powered death machines, are never in the wrong, and it is always the other persons fault. The trouble is that they are the going to hit the road hard and suffer terrible injuries such as this chap did. Slow down and drive sensibly and no harm should come to you.
I'm an biker I don't like cars and I don't like car drivers !
As for the Posties and their new fiat Doblo vans !!!!
[quote][p][bold]micksmercs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]colpak[/bold] wrote: Thats a bad road, all the best to the poor motorcyclist. I got stuck in the tailback, interesting to see who caused this as from what I saw the "Red Van" was a post office van and sadly they are not always driven very well. I say this before the inevitable comments come on here about motorcyclists.[/p][/quote]Never mind the post office drivers. Police are not investigating the crash.So it would appear that it was not the van drivers fault.Of course we all know that the idiots who drive these high powered death machines, are never in the wrong, and it is always the other persons fault. The trouble is that they are the going to hit the road hard and suffer terrible injuries such as this chap did. Slow down and drive sensibly and no harm should come to you.[/p][/quote]I'm an biker I don't like cars and I don't like car drivers ! As for the Posties and their new fiat Doblo vans !!!! Over G
  • Score: 9

12:55am Sun 31 Aug 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Over G wrote:
micksmercs wrote:
colpak wrote:
Thats a bad road, all the best to the poor motorcyclist. I got stuck in the tailback, interesting to see who caused this as from what I saw the "Red Van" was a post office van and sadly they are not always driven very well. I say this before the inevitable comments come on here about motorcyclists.
Never mind the post office drivers. Police are not investigating the crash.So it would appear that it was not the van drivers fault.Of course we all know that the idiots who drive these high powered death machines, are never in the wrong, and it is always the other persons fault. The trouble is that they are the going to hit the road hard and suffer terrible injuries such as this chap did. Slow down and drive sensibly and no harm should come to you.
I'm an biker I don't like cars and I don't like car drivers !
As for the Posties and their new fiat Doblo vans !!!!
Ok Over G, I'm also a biker - to be honest now more ex biker - I drive an average of 60 k a year round the uk and like to think I'm about as safe and experienced as any male whose been driving 49 years. I drive defensively, expecting the worst from other road users. But still on the A12 London bound in the morning deadly hour, you organ donors ride at seventy between the lanes of cars, vans and trucks doing 35/40. That's an overtaking speed of 30/35 in a one metre gap between large vehicles - just plain stupid, thoughtless. I hope the guy is ok, and maybe it wasn't his fault. Check out the facts - motorcycle accidents against vehicles with more than two wheels. If you don't overtake at excess speed between bigger vehicles in the rush hour you should survive - if you do white line you might be in time to donate the right heart match for me.
[quote][p][bold]Over G[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]micksmercs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]colpak[/bold] wrote: Thats a bad road, all the best to the poor motorcyclist. I got stuck in the tailback, interesting to see who caused this as from what I saw the "Red Van" was a post office van and sadly they are not always driven very well. I say this before the inevitable comments come on here about motorcyclists.[/p][/quote]Never mind the post office drivers. Police are not investigating the crash.So it would appear that it was not the van drivers fault.Of course we all know that the idiots who drive these high powered death machines, are never in the wrong, and it is always the other persons fault. The trouble is that they are the going to hit the road hard and suffer terrible injuries such as this chap did. Slow down and drive sensibly and no harm should come to you.[/p][/quote]I'm an biker I don't like cars and I don't like car drivers ! As for the Posties and their new fiat Doblo vans !!!![/p][/quote]Ok Over G, I'm also a biker - to be honest now more ex biker - I drive an average of 60 k a year round the uk and like to think I'm about as safe and experienced as any male whose been driving 49 years. I drive defensively, expecting the worst from other road users. But still on the A12 London bound in the morning deadly hour, you organ donors ride at seventy between the lanes of cars, vans and trucks doing 35/40. That's an overtaking speed of 30/35 in a one metre gap between large vehicles - just plain stupid, thoughtless. I hope the guy is ok, and maybe it wasn't his fault. Check out the facts - motorcycle accidents against vehicles with more than two wheels. If you don't overtake at excess speed between bigger vehicles in the rush hour you should survive - if you do white line you might be in time to donate the right heart match for me. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 2

12:34pm Mon 1 Sep 14

helenbach says...

Glad both road users are alive , shall we wait to hear from the biker for his account on what happened? NFA so obviously the police are satisfied with accounts of both drivers and witnesses.
No point in slating Royal mail vans and drivers , Bikers and other road users, seems that there is evidence of why the accident happened !
Glad both road users are alive , shall we wait to hear from the biker for his account on what happened? NFA so obviously the police are satisfied with accounts of both drivers and witnesses. No point in slating Royal mail vans and drivers , Bikers and other road users, seems that there is evidence of why the accident happened ! helenbach
  • Score: 3
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