Man hurt after Norton Fitzwarren crash dies in hospital

This is The West Country: Man hurt after Norton Fitzwarren crash dies in hospital Man hurt after Norton Fitzwarren crash dies in hospital

A MAN who was badly hurt after a car hit a wall in Norton Fitzwarren has died in hospital, police announced today.

The County Gazette reported how the main road through the village was shut for several hours on Friday, after the collision at the bottom of Rectory Road at around 1.20pm.

Two people were in the car – an elderly woman driving and an elderly male passenger.

The woman suffered an arm injury but the man was more seriously hurt, and had to be cut out of the vehicle by firefighters.

Both were taken to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

A police spokesman said this morning: “The car was travelling towards Norton Fitzwarren from the Wiveliscombe direction when it was in collision with the wall of a property.

“The passenger in the car – aged 87 - suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Musgrove Park Hospital, where he died yesterday (Monday) evening at about 5.30pm. “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have information to help our enquiries.”

Phone the collision investigation unit on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

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1:31pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Mi_Coc says...

Just moved out of norton after nearly two years on the new estate. The road was never designed to deal with the volumes of traffic and the widening by morse rd has made things worse. The parking is a nightmare!

Morse road is a nightmare and the traffic going to the vets and coop is no good with the amount of parking.
Just moved out of norton after nearly two years on the new estate. The road was never designed to deal with the volumes of traffic and the widening by morse rd has made things worse. The parking is a nightmare! Morse road is a nightmare and the traffic going to the vets and coop is no good with the amount of parking. Mi_Coc
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5:13pm Tue 24 Jun 14

ToytownTim says...

The fact the car hit a wall doesn't really sound like a busy road was the issue. Perhaps this is another instance where it would be a good idea for pensioners to have to resit their test every 6 months.
The fact the car hit a wall doesn't really sound like a busy road was the issue. Perhaps this is another instance where it would be a good idea for pensioners to have to resit their test every 6 months. ToytownTim
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8:34am Wed 25 Jun 14

chachacha27 says...

Or they could say the speed limit needs to be lowered like they do for every other accident!
Or they could say the speed limit needs to be lowered like they do for every other accident! chachacha27
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9:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

prickles says...

Think age may of had something to do with it.
Think age may of had something to do with it. prickles
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7:15pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Thurza says...

So sorry for the people involved, age probably was a factor but feel we shouldn't speculate. As for traffic, Norton was never designed to take this volume of traffic, something should have been sorted long ago before all the new housing development.
So sorry for the people involved, age probably was a factor but feel we shouldn't speculate. As for traffic, Norton was never designed to take this volume of traffic, something should have been sorted long ago before all the new housing development. Thurza
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