West Norfolk community in shock after man dies in Great Massingham crash

Emergency services at the scene of a serious collision outside the doctors surgery on Station Road,

Emergency services at the scene of a serious collision outside the doctors surgery on Station Road, Great Massingham. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A small west Norfolk community is in shock today after a man in his 80s died in a road crash.

Emergency services at the scene of a serious collision outside the doctors surgery on Station Road,

Emergency services at the scene of a serious collision outside the doctors surgery on Station Road, Great Massingham. Picture: Paul Tibbs

It was the second serious accident in Great Massingham - population 902 - in a week.

The incident happened on Station Road, near the doctors' surgery, when a blue Ford Transit minibus and a silver Vauxhall Corsa were involved in a collision.

Police said the driver of the Corsa, a man in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the West Norfolk Community Transport minibus was uninjured. No-one else was on the minibus at the time.

It comes exactly a week after a man in his 60s was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash at nearby Weasenham Road in the village.

Emergency services at the scene of a serious collision outside the doctors surgery on Station Road,

Emergency services at the scene of a serious collision outside the doctors surgery on Station Road, Great Massingham. Picture: Paul Tibbs

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: 'I was surprised to hear the news, especially after last week's accident. The village is normally quite quiet.'


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The Revd Judith Pollard, vicar of Great Massingham, added: 'Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased at this very sad time.'

Emergency services were called just after 8am yesterday. Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Massingham and King's Lynn South.

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A spokesman for the East of England ambulance service said: 'The East Anglian air ambulance also attended. The driver of the car was in cardiac arrest and died at the scene.'

The road was closed until about 11.30am.

Last Friday's crash involved a silver Nissan Almera and a red Toyota Hilux. The driver of the Nissan was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn before being transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Anyone with information about yesterday's crash should contact Norfolk police on 101 quoting reference 56 of June 3, 2016.

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