Police renew appeal for information into fatal Stradsett crash

PUBLISHED: 15:43 24 February 2014 | UPDATED: 15:43 24 February 2014

The A1122 at Stradsett. Picture: Ian Burt

The A1122 at Stradsett. Picture: Ian Burt

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Police are renewing appeals for information about a crash on the A1122 at Stradsett, near Downham Market, in which an 80-year-old man died.

The man, who has not been named but is believed to be from the local area, was driving a blue Honda Civic, which was involved in a head-on collision on Friday night, and he died in hospital the next day.

The fatal crash happened on the Downham Market side of the staggered junction with the A134 at about 8.20pm and also involved a grey Audi A3.

The 80-year-old man was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he later died.

The female driver of the Audi suffered minor injuries.

A Norfolk police spokesman said that formal identification of the driver would be carried out by the coroner’s office, and an inquest would be opened in due course.

Brian Long, county councillor for the Fincham division, which includes Stradsett and neighbouring villages, said: “I’ve heard numerous concerns about the junction and the speed of vehicles travelling through Fincham but haven’t heard any complaints about the Downham Market stretch of road.

“It’s straight and fast but I don’t know the circumstances of the crash, and without knowing the circumstances it’s very difficult to comment.”

All three emergency services attended Friday night’s collision, and the road was closed for four hours, as police crash investigators examined the scene.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision. Contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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