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Driver dies and man suffers 'life-threatening injuries' in separate crashes on A47

PUBLISHED: 08:13 04 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:57 04 November 2019

Police have confirmed that a crash on the A47 near Wisbech was fatal   Picture: Chris Bishop

Police have confirmed that a crash on the A47 near Wisbech was fatal Picture: Chris Bishop

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash in which a driver died.

A man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on the A47 at Walsoken, near Wisbech, last night.

The incident happened around 500 yards south of the B198 Walton Highway roundabout, with the road closed for several hours following the crash.

Officers were called at 7.30pm after reports of a crash involving a red Jaguar, a lorry and a blue Toyota.

The driver of the Jaguar died but no one else was injured.

Then, at around 8pm, emergency services were called to a second collision on the same main road, close to the A47's junction with Norwich Road near Swaffham.

The crash involved four vehicles, two cars - a Kia and a Volkswagen - and two vans, a Mercedes and a Fiat.

Members of the public scrambled to free the driver of one of the cars, who had lost consciousness in the impact and was trapped inside his vehicle.

Emergency services arrived soon later, helping to free the man, however, police confirmed he had suffered "life-changing and life-threatening injuries" as a result of the crash.

A spokesman for Norfolk police said: "We dealt with two serious road traffic collisions on Sunday evening, which left our resources stretched. However, we were able to deal with them without calling on out-of-county support."

Anyone who saw the fatal collision, has dash cam footage, or may have seen the manner of driving of any of the vehicles prior to the incident, should contact Andy Hughes in the serious collision investigation unit at Norfolk Police on 101 quoting CAD reference 359 of Sunday, November 3.

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