Update: Police appeal for witnesses after man dies in crash near Watton

Police at the scene of the fatal accident between two vehicles on the B1108 at Watton near the Mill

Police at the scene of the fatal accident between two vehicles on the B1108 at Watton near the Mill Lane junction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash near Watton.

Officers were called to reports of a collision between a Volkswagen Golf and a Vauxhall Meriva at around 6pm last night (Thursday, February 12) on the B1108 Norwich Road, close to the junction with Mill Lane, at Carbrooke.

A man in his 70s, who was driving the Meriva, died as a result of the crash while the passenger suffered shoulder and arm injuries.

The two people in the Golf sustained injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening or life changing and were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed to allow emergency services to work at the scene and diversions were put in place.


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Investigations are underway to determine the circumstances of the crash and witnesses are asked to contact Norfolk Constabulary's serious collision investigation team on 101.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service crews from Watton, Hingham and Attleborough also attended and extricated three people from vehicles using hydraulic rescue equipment.

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The East of England Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a critical care rapid response car and the air ambulance to the scene.

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