December 18 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, September 22, 2013
A 32-year-old woman died after she was involved with a collision with a minibus near King’s Lynn.
Police said it happened at 11.20pm yesterday, as she was leaving the stock car racing event at the Norfolk Arena.
The woman was involved in a collision with a black Renault Traffic minibus near the stadium, on the Saddlebow Road.
An ambulance and paramedics attended the incident but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, between the Norfolk Arena and the roundabout where Saddlebow Road meets the A47.
Today police said the woman was “not from the local area”, but it was not clear when her name might be released.
Some 8,000 fans attended the BriSCA F1 stock car event, many of from overseas. Roads around the stadium were busy with both pedestrians and vehicles when the fatal collision happened, as fans flooded out of the arena to make their way to the campsite in fields alongside Saddlebow Road.
This afternoon, administrators on the Stoxnet internet fans’ forum suspended voting for the best driver at the event.
“We are shocked and saddened by the news that a fan lost her life in a tragic accident outside the stadium after the meeting,” posted one.
“We are sure that we speak for the entire F1 stock car community when we say that our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of those involved.”
Another poster added: “Tragic and very sad end to the day, no-one should go to a Stock car event and lose their life.”
Anyone who saw the crash should call Norfolk police’s witnessed serious collision investigation team on 101.