Woman in 70s dies two months after crash

A Smart Car and a Land Rover Discovery collided in Hedingham Road (A1017) between Gosfield and Sible Hedingham on October 23.

A Smart Car and a Land Rover Discovery collided in Hedingham Road (A1017) between Gosfield and Sible Hedingham on October 23. - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

A woman in her 70s has died two months after being involved in a car crash in north Essex.

At around 5.10pm on Saturday, October 23 a Smart Car and a Land Rover Discovery collided in Hedingham Road (A1017) between Gosfield and Sible Hedingham.

The driver of the Smart Car, a woman in her 70s, and her passenger were both taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The passenger is still recovering at home but the driver has now died, police said.

No arrests have been made in connection with the crash.

Bob Waters, chairman of Gosfield parish council, said it was "very sad" news.

"Over the years I've been here we have some people killed on the roads near the village and it's always very, very sad," he said.

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"You do get some nasty accidents happening."

Mr Waters, who has lived in Gosfield for 50 years, said people in the village regularly voiced their concerns about the roads to him.

"The roads and traffic are probably the biggest concern in our village," he said.

"We've got a main road going through the village — the A1017 — and it's getting busier and busier as time goes on.

"Not only do we get speeding traffic, but it's the amount of it that is concerning I think.

"People are concerned about it, particularly when we get new developments in the village because every time there's a new development you add more cars.

"There's developments all the way along the road from Gosfield, Sible Hedingham and on to Great Yeldham."

Essex Police is appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any dashcam footage that could help with the investigation, to come forward quoting incident 886 of October 23.

The force's Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) on 101 or Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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