Woman Dies After Car Hits Tree
1 February 2011, 05:00
A woman in her 30's has died and four others injured - including three children - after the car they were in left the road and hit a tree.
It happened just after midday on the A47 at Dereham on Sunday.
The red Citroen Berlingo was travelling Swaffham bound on lane one when, just prior to the slip road to the A1075, the car left the road and hit a tree.
The driver, a woman in her late 30s from the Norwich area, died at the scene. The front seat passenger, a man in his late 30s from the Norwich area, received serious head injuries and multiple fractures and is currently being treated at Addenbrookes Hospital where he remains in a critical condition. One of the rear seat passengers, a 10-year-old boy, again from the Norwich area, received serious head injuries and is also being treated at Addenbrookes hospital where his condition is serious.
The two other children in the rear passenger seats, a 12-year-old and a 5-year-old, received slight injuries and were treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital before being released.
PC Thexton, SCIT, would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of the Citroen prior to the incident. PC Thexton can be contacted on 0845 456 4567.