Five killed in 3 road crashes

A140 at Hevingham, Photo: ITV News Anglia

Police are urging drivers across Norfolk to take extra care on the county’s roads following a series of fatal and serious collisions.

A fatal collision on the A149 at Sandringham this morning brings to five the number of people who have sadly died in road traffic collisions over the course of a 48 hour period since Saturday.

The A149 between Sandringham and Dersingham remains closed following this morning’s collision which occurred at approximately 6.45am.

Meanwhile investigations continue into double fatal collisions on the A140 at Hevingham at 8.25pm last night and on the A47 Hockering at 4pm on Saturday.

While the cause of all three fatal collisions has yet to be confirmed, road policing officers have warned of treacherous road conditions in some parts of the county caused by ice and on untreated roads.

“It has been a particularly devastating weekend on the county’s roads and while we cannot make assumptions, the poor weather has seen a dramatic increase in the number of serious collisions we and our emergency services colleagues have had to deal with.

“The icy and snowy conditions are expected to continue throughout the course of the week and we are imploring motorists to slow down and drive according to the conditions.

“Black ice is a particular concern because the risk is not immediately visible. If roads are bad, we advise people to assess whether they really need to make the journey.”

– Inspector Chris Brooks, from Norfolk and Suffolk Road Policing