18-year-old man dies after crash on A134 at Mundford

The A134 is currently closed between the junction for West Tofts and the Mundford roundabout. Pictur

The A134 is currently closed between the junction for West Tofts and the Mundford roundabout. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

An 18-year-old man has died following a collision involving two vehicles on the A134 close to Mundford.

The crash happened at about 5am on Saturday and involved a red Mini Cooper and blue Vauxhall Zafira.

A police spokesman said the 18-year-old driver of the Mini died at the scene despite the best efforts of the emergency services.

The man's family have been informed.

The A134 is currently closed between the junction for West Tofts and the Mundford roundabout. Pictur

The A134 is currently closed between the junction for West Tofts and the Mundford roundabout. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

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The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) dispatched two rapid response vehicles, three ambulance crews and an ambulance officer.

The A134, close to the Lynford Stag, heading towards Thetford. Picture: Archant

The A134, close to the Lynford Stag, heading towards Thetford. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A spokesman for EEAST said: 'A woman, believed to be in her 50s, had suffered serious injuries, including a suspected broken leg, and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital for further care.

'Two patients were described as walking wounded and were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.'

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service also attended and released a person from their vehicle.

The A134 was closed at between the Lynford Crossroads and the Mundford Roundabout until 12pm while investigations take place.

The A134, close to the Lynford Stag, heading towards Munford. Picture: Archant

The A134, close to the Lynford Stag, heading towards Munford. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

It is believed the accident happened close to the Lynford Stag.

A number of serious crashes have taken place along the stretch of busy road between the crossroads and Mundford roundabout over the past few years.

On September 11 2016 motorcyclist Carl Bourne, 47, who had been visiting Norfolk from his home in Cranbrook Drive, St Albans, died on the road.

A few weeks before that, on August 26, Jamie Catchpole, from Norwich, was killed at Lynford when he lost control of his motorbike while attempting to overtake traffic.

Stefan Eyres, chairman of Mundford Parish Council, said residents have at times had 'serious concerns' about the road.

He said: 'The Lynford crossroads is one accident black spot and the Stag area is another. There is also the hidden dip [further down the A134 towards Thetford].

'At the end of the day no road is safe and that is the problem. But there are certain stretches of road where you have to be mindful and careful.'

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or anyone who may have seen the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the incident, should contact Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham on 101.

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