Man arrested after B1107 fatal collision

RTC on the B1107 at Santon Downham.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

RTC on the B1107 at Santon Downham.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and another man has died after a collision on a busy main road.

The man, from Thetford, was arrested in connection with driving with excess alcohol in relation to the collision between a Ford Mondeo and a Fiat Panda on the B1107 – the main route between Thetford and Brandon – yesterday morning.

The driver of the Panda, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Mondeo driver was arrested and taken to West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, for treatment.

Police, the ambulance services and three fire crews – two from Thetford and one from Brandon – were called at 5.05am.

Thetford mayor Terry Jermy, who is on Norfolk County Council's environment development and transport committee, said the accident was tragic.

He said: 'It is awful andmy condolences go to the family.

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'One of the things we look at are crashes involving seriously-injured or killed motorcyclists or car drivers.

'There is a worrying trend across Norfolk and here in areas around Thetford.

'It has been creeping up a lot over the last 12 months.

'Historically we have a poor road system with a lot of bends. Some are about driver behaviour and excess speed.

'We need to look into it because if there is anything the county council can be doing then we need to get it sorted.'

The road was closed in both directions between the A134 Brandon junction in Thetford and the Thetford Road junction, while an investigation took place.

It reopened at shortly after 1.30pm.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said one person was trapped in their car and had to be cut out by firefighters.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the serious collision team on 101 quoting the reference CAD NC89.

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