Investigations continue following fatal crash in King’s Lynn

RTC on the A17. Photo: Paul Tibbs RTC on the A17. Photo: Paul Tibbs

Sunday, May 4, 2014
10:40 AM

Police are continuing to investigate a fatal four-vehicle crash on the A17 in west Norfolk in which a woman in her 70s has died.

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RTC on the A17. Photo: Paul TibbsRTC on the A17. Photo: Paul Tibbs

It has been confirmed that a woman in her 70s died at the scene, following a collision involving two lorries and two cars on the A17 Pullover roundabout, King’s Lynn.

A man, also in his 70s, was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lynn, where his condition is described as stable.

Fire crews had to use cutting equipment to rescue the man from one of the cars involved.

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) attended the scene around 2pm on Friday after landing in a nearby field.

A spokesman for the EAAA said: “Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.”

Two other casualties, one from a lorry and another from a car have been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with minor injuries.

Emergency crews, were called to the scene at about 1.20pm.

Traffic was almost at a standstill on Main Road, the old main road from West Lynn to Clenchwarton.

And police were diverting motorists from just before the swing bridge in Sutton Bridge to go through towards Wisbech through Tydd Gote.

But cars along the A1101 Wisbech Road from Long Sutton to Wisbech are crawling along the road, which is not helped by roadworks on the bridge in Wisbech.

The A17 was closed for several hours while officers carried out their investigations and the vehicles were recovered.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision and witnesses should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

6 comments

  • Are you serious angry taxpayer, a woman lost her life and all you can do is comment about an apostrophe? Seriously, you need to get out more often!

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    Joe

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • I was nearly involved in a crash on the same roundabout 2 hrs prior when a lorry decided he was going to pull out on me by sticking his hand out of the window and then pulled out. I had no where to go and had to take avoiding action. I know 99% of lorry drivers are great drivers and pride themselves of their skills. Its the minority that give others a bad name.

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    Paul_Hampson

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • There shouldn't be an apostrophe in the word 70s (seventies). Natalie Copeland should be ashamed of the standard of her English in this article.

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    angry taxpayer

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • took me 2 12 hours to get from spalding to kings lynn this afternoon. traffic was built up in wisbech as well. people use this road like a race track, not saying that was the case with this accident though.

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    dr.zack

    Friday, May 2, 2014

  • The accident was just off the slip roads on the A17 not actually on the roundabout.

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    Marie Attew

    Friday, May 2, 2014

  • I am not at all surprised of this accident, I drive a lorry round this roundabout about 3 times a weeks and the amount of times cars have nearly hit lorries is unbelievable, obviously NO ONE knows what has happened iin this accident, but when you get 2 lorries and 2 cars obviously coming together the mess is going to be big. if you are in car trying to get past a lorry on a roundabout good luck because more often than not you will run out of room !!!

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    Footyboy16

    Friday, May 2, 2014

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