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Woman dies in crash involving four vehicles on A1066 in Garboldisham

PUBLISHED: 16:43 05 March 2018

The A1066 was closed at Garboldisham on Monday morning after a serious crash involving four vehicles. Picture: Ian Burt

The A1066 was closed at Garboldisham on Monday morning after a serious crash involving four vehicles. Picture: Ian Burt

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A woman has died following a four vehicle crash on the A1066 in Garboldisham this morning.

The A1066 was closed at Garboldisham on Monday morning after a serious crash involving four vehicles. Picture: Ian BurtThe A1066 was closed at Garboldisham on Monday morning after a serious crash involving four vehicles. Picture: Ian Burt

Shortly before 8.15am yesterday morning, police were alerted to a collision at the Smallworth crossroads on the A1066 at Garboldisham.

It involved a grey Seat Ibiza, black Land Rover Freelander, grey BMW 320D and a white Mercedes Sprinter van.

The female passenger of the BMW, who was in her 70s, died at the scene.

The driver of the car was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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The driver of the Freelander was taken to hospital with minor injuries and the drivers of the Mercedes and the Seat were uninjured.

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) sent two ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer to the crash.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the East Anglia Air Ambulance also attended.

A spokesman for EEAST said: “A man with a head injury was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by land ambulance for further care.

“A woman was also taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or serious.”

Mervyn Lambert Plant Ltd confirmed one of its vehicles was involved in the incident but did not want to comment further.

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Although he did not comment on the specific incident, Garboldisham resident Robin Knowles, 
spoke more generally about 
the road.

Mr Knowles, who helped instigate fundraising to buy flashing speed signs, said he did not believe the A1066 to be dangerous.

The former firefighter added: “The village raised the funds 
to have the 40mph flashing speed signs put in but unfortunately a lot of motorists ignore this, including HGVs and buses.

“What is needed is a further police presence with the 
speed camera.”

The road was closed for close to six hours while investigations and recovery of the vehicles took place.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who saw the manner in which the vehicles were being driven prior to the crash. Contact the Norfolk Police on 101.

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