Died months after minor Swaffham road accident

The Buttercross in Swaffham. ENGANL00120130306145327
The Buttercross in Swaffham. ENGANL00120130306145327

A 77-year-old woman who was involved in a minor traffic accident in Swaffham shortly before Christmas has died, Norfolk police have said.

Now officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Serious Collision Investigating Team are appealing for witnesses to come forward who saw a collision in Swaffham just before Christmas.

It happened on Friday, December 18, at about 12.30pm, close to the Iceland superstore, in the Market Place in Swaffham.

A minor collision between a lorry and Doris Maude Butters occurred and she was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure to be checked for injuries.

She was discharged from the hospital after the incident but returned at a later date and died on Sunday, April 3.

The pathologist in the case has determined that the cause of death relates to injuries sustained during the collision.

An inquest was opened and adjourned on Friday in Norwich before assistant Norfolk coroner David Osborne, with a full inquest set to take place at a later date.

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigating Team at Wymondham Police Station on 101 (calls 15p).

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org