A47 reopens after fatal overnight crash near Postwick

Norfolk Police. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk Police. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

A man has died following a collision involving two cars on the A47, close to the Church Road turning.

Two others were seriously injured in the crash, which occurred at Witton, east of Norwich, at 11.09pm on Wednesday.

A green Austin travelling westbound on the A47 turned through a gap in the central barrier, close to the Church Road turning, and then collided with a black Honda Civic travelling on the eastbound carriageway.

The driver of the Austin, a man in his 50s, died at the scene.

The male driver of the Honda sustained bruising and his female passenger was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to be treated for bruising and neck injuries.

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Police closed the road overnight at the junction of Church Road for Great Plumstead near Postwick, but was reopened shortly before 7.15am this morning (Thursday).

A spokesman from East of England Ambulance Service said: 'We sent two ambulance crews, two ambulance officers and a response car from the East of England Air Ambulance.

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'There were three patients. Two of the patients involved were taken to the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital'.

Fire crews from Carrow, Earlham and Sprowston stations were also on the scene.

Police want to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident.

Witnesses are asked to contact Norfolk Constabulary's Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) on 101 quoting CAD 586 of September 21 2016.

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