Investigations continue after pedestrian is killed in Dereham

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the B1147 at Dereham. Picture: Ian

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the B1147 at Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Investigations are today continuing after a male pedestrian in his 40s died when he was hit by a car.

The crash happened on the edge of Dereham at about 2.45am on Saturday.

A Norfolk police spokesman said a white Audi A4 was travelling on the B1147 Swanton Road towards Swanton Morley when it hit a pedestrian about 300-metres east of the junction with Swanton Drive.

Emergency services attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for more than four hours while police carried out initial investigations. It reopened just after 7am.


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Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the crash, or has information about how the Audi was being driven, or who may have seen the pedestrian walking on Swanton Road.

Witnesses should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) or PC David Allen of Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.

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Elsewhere in the county, a man in his 20s was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital after a car crash in Cawston, near Aylsham, on Friday.

The air ambulance service said two vehicles were involved in the head-on accident.

Anglia One medics arrived on scene in the rapid response vehicle at 5.27pm to treat the man, who had a head injury.

The team called for assistance from Anglia Two medics, who arrived on scene at 6pm and airlifted the man to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

He was said to be in a stable condition.

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