WEST NORFOLK: Four die in tragedies to make it black Christmas
A tragic Christmas week took a turn for the worst when a woman died following a three-vehicle crash in Ingoldisthorpe on Sunday night.
The initial collision happened between Ingoldsby Avenue junction with Lynn Road and the bus stop further along, before one of the cars was then propelled into a van on Lynn Road.
A resident said: “It was a horrific accident and it is awful to know that someone has lost a relative.
“It was such a shock to see blue lights along the whole of the road and the damage to one of the cars – the front was completely stoved in. One of the cars had been pushed almost into a garden.”
She added: “Everyone is in shock that such a terrible accident could happen on what is usually such a safe stretch of road – there’s a 30mph speed limit, and although not everyone sticks to it, it is usually so quiet.”
The crash follows the death of two sisters, Jessica and Tamzin Portor, from Sutton Bridge, after the car they were travelling in left the road on the A47 at Walsoken last Thursday.
Firefighters from six stations also discovered the body of an elderly woman following a blaze which destroyed a house in Sedgeford, at around 7am on Sunday morning.
The Ingoldisthorpe crash happened at around 5pm when blue Ford Ka and a red Suzuki Ignis were in collision before the Suzuki collided with a white Ford Transit van.
The driver of the Suzuki Ignis was taken to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital but later died.
Police are appealing for witnesses to anyone who saw the collision or the manner of driving of each of the vehicles prior to the collision.
Please contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 and speak to the Serious Collision Investigation Team based at Wymondham.
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