Dereham: Woman Dies In A47 Crash

A woman has died and two people have been injured after an road crash on the A47 at Dereham.

Police are appealing for three specific witnesses to come forward after the crash.

At 10.30am this morning, Thursday 14 February 2013, emergency services were called to the collision on the eastbound carriageway involving a red Skoda Felicia and a green Peugeot 406. A female passenger in the Peugeot sadly died at the scene, whilst the female driver was hurt but her injuries are not life-threatening.

The male driver of the Skoda was critically injured and has been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The road is currently closed in both directions with diversions in place.

Officers want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, particularly three specific people:

  • The driver of a small black Peugeot hatchback car which was seen driving erratically towards Norwich and failed to stop at the scene. It overtook the green Peugeot and a white long flatbed lorry;
  • The driver of the white lorry, which appeared to have something fluorescent on one of its wing mirrors and also failed to stop at the scene; and
  • A tall slim man who spoke to the driver of the green Peugeot following the collision.

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