8:11 pm, Fri 28 Dec 2012
Norfolk Police have confirmed that two sisters aged ten and seven died following a crash on the A47 near Wisbech yesterday.
Tamzin Portor and her younger sister Jessica from Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, died as a result of the injuries they sustained when the car they were travelling in left the road and rolled into a drainage ditch.
A 12-year-old boy, a 38-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman who were also in the accident have been treated for minor injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
12:05 am, Fri 28 Dec 2012
Police said a black Ford Focus travelling on the A47 near Wisbech left the road and ended up on its side near a ditch.
The road was closed in both directions for several hours but has now re-opened.
The A47 near Wisbech can be seen along the bottom of this map
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11:44 pm, Thu 27 Dec 2012
Norfolk Constabulary have released the following statement regarding the fatal car crash in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire:
Police have launched an investigation after two children died in a road traffic collision this evening in Wisbech.
The incident happened on the A47 at approximately 6.40pm when a black Ford Focus left the road, ending up on its side at the edge of a ditch.
Five people were travelling in the car, two adults and three children, who were all taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
Sadly, two girls aged seven and 10, died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.
The three other casualties remain in hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be serious.
– norfolk constabulary
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Sgt Peter Howlett at Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.
11:38 pm, Thu 27 Dec 2012
The car crash that has resulted in the deaths of two girls happened on the A47 near Wisbech on the border between Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, according to police.
All five occupants of the black Ford Focus were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, where the girls died from their injuries.
The other three occupants of the car remain in hospital, although police said their injuries are not believed to be serious.
11:29 pm, Thu 27 Dec 2012
Two girls aged seven and 10 have been killed, and three other people injured, after a car crash in Norfolk this evening, police said.