Man dies in Scarning collision
Police can confirm a man has died following a serious collision earlier today (Friday 22 December 2017) on the A47 at Scarning, near Dereham.
Two vehicles were involved in a collision near to the junction with Drayton Hall Road shortly before 2pm.
The driver of one of the vehicles, a man in his 60s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passengers in the second vehicle did not suffer serious injury but were taken to hospital as a precaution.
The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and re-opened at about 6.15pm.
It is the third fatality on Norfolk’s roads this week; a man in 30s sadly died in a crash on the A148 in Sculthorpe, near Fakenham yesterday (Thursday 21 December) while a man in his 50s sadly died following a collision on the A11 at Bridgham.
Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: “Sadly today we’ve seen another tragedy on our roads and our thoughts are with the families and friends affected by these incidents.
“Full and thorough investigations will be carried out into all three collisions, it would therefore be inappropriate for me to comment further about the causes of these crashes.
“I would however like to take this opportunity to urge all drivers to take extra care when travelling. Many people will no doubt be making journeys during the festive period and I would encourage everyone to allow plenty of time for their journeys and drive to the conditions.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision at Scarning should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.