Motorist in “stable” condition in hospital after A149 King’s Lynn horror crash

Two women died after a crash on the A149 near King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Two women died after a crash on the A149 near King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A motorist is in a 'stable' condition in hospital after his car was involved in a road crash in which two women died.

The Castle Rising junction on the A149. Picture: Ian Burt

The Castle Rising junction on the A149. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Emergency services, including police, fire crews, the ambulance and the air ambulance, were called to the A149, near King's Lynn, at about 5pm yesterday, to reports of a collision between two cars, a blue Peugeot 107 and a blue Vauxhall Astra,

The female driver of the Peugeot died at the scene, while her female passenger later died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

The male driver of the Astra was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg. An ambulance spokesman said his injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

The crash happened near the Castle Rising slip road, about a mile from the Knights Hill roundabout.

West Norfolk Council ward councillors for Castle Rising, Nick Daubney and Elizabeth Nockolds have both expressed sadness at the tragedy.

Mrs Nockolds said: 'I was absolutely shocked at the seriousness of the accident, when I heard the news. There was an accident a little while ago there, although it was not a fatal. I don't know if the county council needs to look at that slip road.'

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Mr Daubney said his heart went out to the victims.

Fire crews from King's Lynn and Sandringham attended the scene, and released two people using hydraulic rescue equipment.

The A149 was closed for several hours while investigation teams carried out their inquiries.

Anyone with information relating to the incident should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

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Two women have been killed and a man taken to hospital following a collision which closed the A149 near Castle Rising. Emergency services, including police, fire crews, the ambulance and the air ambulance, were called to the Knights Hill roundabout at around 5pm on Wednesday, and fought to save the occupants of two cars which collided.

Sadly the female driver of a blue Peugeot 107 died at the scene of the collision, while her female passenger suffered serious injuries and was taken to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital where she later died.

Fire crews from Kings Lynn and Sandringham attended the scene, between Butlers Cross and Knights Hill roundabout, and released two casualties using hydraulic rescue equipment.

Four ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer, Norfolk Accident Rescue Service, East Anglian Air Ambulance and Magpas Air Ambulance also attended.

The male driver of the second car involved in the collision, a blue Vauxhall Astra, survived the impact but has been taken to Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge for treatment for a broken leg.

The A149 was reopened just after 11.30pm following police investigations.

Anyone with any information relating to the incident should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

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