Three dead after Norfolk road crashes

A spate of accidents across Norfolk over the weekend has seen three people die and one cyclist seriously injured.

Police last night urged motorists to take extra care when driving after a spate of accidents across Norfolk saw three people die and one cyclist seriously injured over the weekend.

On Saturday, a 33-year-old motorist and a 26-year-old motorcyclist died after a collision on the A140 outside Dunston Hall, near Norwich.

Police said a black Honda 125cc motorcycle waiting to pull out at the end of a driveway and the driver of a burgundy colour Peugeot 306 which was heading towards Ipswich were involved in a collision at about 8.25pm.

Two boys in the car also suffered injuries but these were not thought to be life-threatening.

Earlier a 32-year-old cyclist was seriously injured after a collision with a white 7.5-tonne Mercedes lorry on the A47 southern bypass just under a mile from the junction with the A146 Yarmouth- bound carriageway.

The cyclist from the Brundall area is in a critical condition in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after being hit and a 33-year-old Norwich man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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Officers investigating the crash are keen to find witnesses who saw either the vehicle or cyclist beforehand and who noticed what he was wearing.

The road was closed for nearly six hours after the crash at 6.20am.

Yesterday, one person was seriously injured after a three-car collision at the B1332 Norwich to Bungay road at Ditchingham, near Bungay.

On Saturday afternoon, a woman was taken airlifted to hospital by air ambulance paramedics with neck injuries after a collision between a Ford Fiesta and Ford Mondeo at Ketts Oak, Hethersett.

Meanwhile, an elderly woman was killed in a accident when a lorry and a Volkswagon Polowas were involved in a collision on the A11 at Besthorpe, near Attleborough, on Friday night.

The woman was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with serious head injuries and died later.

Insp Jeff Anderson, from central area road policing said: "We urge motorists just to take as much care as possible on the roads."