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Update: Investigation ongoing after woman killed on B1107 at Thetford

15:16 04 January 2013

The stretch of road on B1107 at Thetford where a motorist was stuck by a car. Photograph Simon Parker

The stretch of road on B1107 at Thetford where a motorist was stuck by a car. Photograph Simon Parker

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An investigation into the cause of a crash which killed a pedestrian this morning (Friday) is under way.

The woman, said to be in her 20s or 30s, was hit by a car at the B 1107 Brandon Road at Thetford, off the A11, close to the entrance of the Thetford Golf Club at 7.15am.

She suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.

The road had been closed between the A11 roundabout and the Santon Downham turning but was cleared and re-opened at 10.25am, police said.

Inspector Chris Brooks added that the investigation was in its early stages, but warned pedestrians to take care on dark roads.

This latest crash has claimed the ninth life on the region’s roads in less than a month.

Eight victims aged from seven to 87 died in the tragedies during December.

Sisters Jessica Portor, seven, and sister Tamzin, 10, were the youngest victims. They died in a crash on the A47 near Walsoken on December 27.

John and Patricia Knight were killed in a Christmas Eve crash on the A47 near Dereham as they travelled from Leicester to visit their son Stephen in Dereham.

Sixteen-year-old Andrew Oakley died in a two-vehicle crash near Diss at the weekend and a woman, thought to be in her 70s, died in a three-vehicle crash at Ingoldisthorpe on Sunday.

On December 14 a couple in their eighties died following a crash in Drayton, near Norwich.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed today’s crash or has information linked to it. Contact Sgt Peter Howlett at Swaffham road policing on 101.

2 comments

  • Not so sure why everyone is so hung up about gun laws. We need to concentrate more about tightening up on people who drive road vehicles. There seems to be no respect for the safety of others.

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    Johhny Reggae

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • I don't wish to take anything away from the appalling fatality rate on our roads this Winter but, for the record, this part of the B1107 is in Suffolk. Tragically this particular incident killed a pedestrian; speculation as to the cause does not help assuage the loss. The article does not make clear how many of the reported incidents involved no other vehicle or person but I think it must be a very worrying statistic for which there may be a range of attributable factors from the condition or safety of the highways to the conduct or competence of drivers.

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    JCW

    Friday, January 4, 2013

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