Honda Civic driver dies in Great Moulton crash

A 23-year-old man has died after the car he was driving crashed into a stationary vehicle.

Fire crews from Long Stratton and Harleston were called to the crash which happened just before 1am on New Year's Day.

The victim, who has not been named, was driving a blue Honda Civic along Carr Lane in Great Moulton, when his car left the road, went through a hedge and crashed into a stationary Land Rover.

The driver of the Honda died as a result of multiple injuries sustained in the crash. No-one else was hurt.

David Perfitt , 77, was at home when he heard the crash and called the police.

'I saw it go through the hedge and I heard the bang,' he said. 'It went right through – you couldn't see it from the road.

It comes two days after the car an 80-year-old woman was driving left the A47 at the Brundall roundabout, close to Norwich, and ended up upside down in the centre of the roundabout. She died as a result of her injuries.

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Figures released by Norfolk Constabulary showed there were 42 deaths on the county's roads between January 1, 2011 and December 12, 2011, compared to 37 in the same period last year.

The figures did show a decrease in those seriously injured from 302 in 2010 to 295 in 2011.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, or anyone who saw the Honda Civic being driven before the crash, to contact them on 101.

rebecca.gough@archant.co.uk

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