Woman dies after crash involving four cars

The A148 at Sculthorpe and the junction with the B1355, near where the crash happened. Picture: Arch

The A148 at Sculthorpe and the junction with the B1355, near where the crash happened. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A woman has died after being involved in a four-car collision in north Norfolk.

The crash happened on the A148 at Sculthorpe, near Fakenham, shortly after 5.10pm on Monday, April 8, near to the junction with the B1355 and involved a Nissan Note, Vauxhall Astra, Ford Kuga and Nissan X-Trail.

The driver of the Nissan Note, a woman in her 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan X-Trial also suffered injuries.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and reopened just before 11pm.

Fire crews from Fakenham, Wells, Massingham and King's Lynn South also attended to assist the police and ambulance and make the scene and vehicles safe.

The exact cause of the accident currently remains unclear.

Concerns have been expressed about the safety of the road and the junction near where the crash happened.

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Speaking generally about the danger of the area and the junction, Tony Walters, chairman of Sculthorpe Parish Council, said: 'It is supposed to be 50mph down that road.

'It is a dangerous junction because people come out of it onto the main road.

'I'm not sure of the details of this particular accident so I can't say too much. I could see all the lights of the emergency services in the distance.

'Accidents can happen and obviously one did. There are some people who say that the speed restriction should be 40mph.

'There are a lot of people who travel too fast.'

In December 2017, 31-year-old motorcyclist Nathan Robinson was killed in a collision with two cars which happened further along the same stretch of road at the junction between Lynn Road and Creake Road.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning the driving manner of the vehicles involved.

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham on 101 quoting reference 334 of 8 April 2019.

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