Teenager dies after suffering head injuries in Westwick crash

The road leading into Westwick between North Walsham and Coltishall where a serious collision occurr

The road leading into Westwick between North Walsham and Coltishall where a serious collision occurred at 3am on Sunday morning. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A man in his late teens has died after suffering serious head injuries after a crash near Westwick in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The road leading into Westwick between North Walsham and Coltishall where a serious collision occurr

The road leading into Westwick between North Walsham and Coltishall where a serious collision occurred at 3am on Sunday morning. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment, but died this afternoon.

Police were still at the scene of the crash on Sunday afternoon, which happened just before 3am on the Norwich Road at Captain's Pond, near North Walsham.

The teenager, who was driving a Peugeot 106, was taken to hospital with life-threatening head injuries where he later died.

Two fire crews from North Walsham and Mundesley assisted the ambulance and provided lighting for the police.

The road leading into Westwick between North Walsham and Coltishall where a serious collision occurr

The road leading into Westwick between North Walsham and Coltishall where a serious collision occurred at 3am on Sunday morning. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Norfolk Police has instigated an independent review of the circumstances surrounding the crash and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed.

• Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

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