Man in his 80s dies following Drayton crash

PUBLISHED: 16:38 15 December 2012

A man has died following a two-car crash in Drayton on Friday

A man has died following a two-car crash in Drayton on Friday

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A man in his 80s has died following head-on crash in Drayton.

A woman, who is also in her 80s and was travelling in the same car, is in a stable condition at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The two-vehicle crash happened on Friday at about 3pm at Hall Lane in Drayton.

The man and woman were in a VW Lupo travelling along the road out of Drayton, towards Reepham Road, when it was involved in a crash with a silver VW Passat going in the opposite direction.

It is thought to have been a head-on crash.

The 45-year-old driver of the Passat suffered minor neck injuries.

The road, which runs from the Reepham Road to School Lane and the Bob Carter Leisure Centre, was closed for about three hours to allow police, fire and ambulance crews to attend the scene.

The man and woman in the Lupo were both trapped in their car for some time and had to be cut out by firefighters. The man died earlier this morning at the N&N.

Officers investigating the crash would like to hear from anyone who believes they may have witnessed the accident or seen either vehicle beforehand.

Contact Sgt Peter Howlett at Norfolk Police on 101.


  • This is the same newspaper that asked if the Dereham Road speed camera was the one drivers "most dread". No, it's not the camera drivers dread, it's the camera CRIMINALS dread, and we now see another senseless death that a camera could have prevented. We could be making real strides against the urban blight of boy racers and idiots using public roads as their very own racetrack, instead we have irresponsible journalists like Tom Bristow taking the side of criminals who bully and intimidate vulnerable road users off the roads.

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    Stan Bowles

    Saturday, December 15, 2012

  • Well said Emz. You have just said everything I was going to.Speed cameras might catch speeding drivers but it cannot physically prevent accidents and we don't know the circumstances of this tragic accident yet.My best wishes go out to the families involved.

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    Norfolk Gal

    Sunday, December 16, 2012

  • Sorry lost something here urban cowbboy racers???? they were 80 yrs old!!! how many times recently have we heard of old people in car accidents? give the young a bit of respect, have been driving for 41 years recently moved to norfolk market town, and drivin skills apalling especially old people think they come out once a week,, maybe more advice need to given to them ..

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    Saturday, December 15, 2012

  • Stan, are you aware where Hall Road is??? I cannot see how a speed camera in this area could possibly help!! There are a number of hazards on this road with another junction which can be very hazardous, there are also a lot of vans parked on this road at the moment with the renovation of a house!!! Who's to say this wasn't a simple accident, the sun could of been in the elderly gentleman's eyes!!! We should know the exact facts before blaming groups of drivers!! 'Youngsters' always get the bad rep on the roads but you also have to realise how frustrating having older generations of drivers on the roads can be, roads are different now to when they were young, life is fast pace and they can not always keep in touch with his!! I strongly believe that you should have reaction and safety tests for the roads!!! Your so called boy racer wasn't even involved in this incident!

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    Sunday, December 16, 2012

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