Man arrested after pedestrian dies in collision

Police can confirm today (Sunday 31st July 2022) a teenager has died following a collision at Stalham.

The incident happened just before 4.30pm today (Sunday 31 July 2022) on the A149 at Stalham between Stepping Stone Lane and Old Market Road when a silver Lexus SUV was involved in a collision involving two pedestrians.

Unfortunately, one of the pedestrians, a woman in her late teens, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second pedestrian, a 16-year-old girl, was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a serious arm injury. She stays in the hospital.

The silver Lexus SUV failed to stop at the scene of the accident and continued on the A149 until colliding with a road sign near the Tesco supermarket.

The driver of the silver Lexus SUV suffered minor injuries and was taken to James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing the death by dangerous driving and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Center for questioning. He remains in custody.

The A149 was closed while emergency services processed the collisions and investigations were conducted at the scene. The street remains closed.

Officials are eager to hear any witnesses, drivers with dashcam footage and anyone who witnessed the silver Lexus SUV driving or witnessed the vehicle in the Stalham area prior to the collision. They are particularly interested in speaking to a man and woman in a Land Rover Discovery who are believed to have stopped at the scene immediately after the collision.

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Police 101 citing Incident #360 on Sunday, July 31, 2022. You may also email the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at [email protected]

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