Update: Driver of a black VW Golf, aged in his 20s, dies after car collides with bridge under the A12 bypass at Gorleston

Police and highway teams at the scene of the crash in Beccles Road, Gorleston

Police and highway teams at the scene of the crash in Beccles Road, Gorleston - Credit: Archant

A man has died following a road crash between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision, which happened at 5.25am on Sunday.

Police said a black VW Golf was travelling along the A143 Beccles Road where it runs under the A12 Gorleston bypass, when it hit the bridge footing.

The driver of the Golf, a man in his mid-20s from the Norwich area, received fatal injuries as a result.

The road was closed and diversions put in place, before it was reopened at 11am.

Nearby residents said they heard a “massive bang” between 5am and 6am and police had sealed off the area to vehicles and pedestrians.

Hannah Allen was asleep when the crash woke her and her husband.

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The 25-year-old, who has lived in Beccles Road for a year, said: “I heard this crashing sound, I first thought it was something in the garden.

“We were asleep but we had our window open, my husband thought it sounded like something falling over, like lots of metal.

“We have got an upstairs landing window and I just saw one black car and some people outside helping.

“I got up to go to the toilet again later and saw some someone standing outside the car and waving the ambulance over.”

An ambulance and an officer from the East of England Ambulance Service attended, along with two fire crews from Gorleston who helped make the scene safe.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information concerning it should contact SCIT on 101.

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