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Norfolk Car Crash: Sisters Killed On A47 Named
Two sisters aged seven and 10 have been killed and three other people injured after a car crash in Norfolk.
The children, named by police as Tamzin and Jessica Porter, were in a car along with their 38-year-old father, a 43 -year-old woman and their 12-year-old brother when it crashed on the A47 near Wisbech at 6.40pm on Thursday, according to Norfolk Police.
All five occupants of the black Ford Focus were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, where the girls, who had suffered serious head injuries, later died.
Both victims were from Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire. The other three people in the car sustained only minor injuries and have been discharged from hospital.
A Norfolk Police spokesman said: "The incident happened on the A47 at approximately 6.40pm when a black Ford Focus left the road, ending up on its side at the edge of a ditch.
"Five people were travelling in the car, two adults and three children, who were all taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.
"Sadly, two girls aged seven and 10 died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the collision."
The road was closed in both directions for several hours at the scene of the accident - close to the Norfolk border with Cambridgeshire - before reopening just before 10.30pm.
A police spokesman said officers were continuing to investigate how the vehicle came to leave the road and asked for witnesses to the crash to contact them on 101.
It comes two days after two young brothers were killed in a Christmas Day motorway crash.
Adnan Habib, 10, and four-year-old Arsalaan were killed when the car they were in - also a Ford Focus - crashed on the M6.
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R.i.p little ones.condolences to the family of these girls.very very tragic.
What kind of person gives this post a thumbs down????
Those with nothing better to do or a bitterness towards the world, perhaps. x
Omg, not again. Its heartbreaking. Thoughts are with the families.
Heaven has claimed a lot of angels in last few weeks . May they all rest in peace . So sad . Lives ended so early , tragic loss for many families xxx
The casue of the terrible accident has not been released but this is a road on which people drive too fast: it is mostly straight and there is a tempation to exceed speed limits.
There's been some shocking driving i've seen this Christmas.
What an awful toll of death on the roads this Christmas, nearly every news region seems to have had fatalities and quite a few of them with no other vehicle involved. Is it that people are driving too fast? We feel so safe and cocooned in our warm cars are we being lulled into forgetting we are in charge of a potential lethal weapon and taking silly risks. There would be an outcry if as many deaths occurred on the trains or in the air but we seem to accept it on the roads and even regale against any measures to restrict our actions as motorists. Whatever the cause there are always innocent victims , deepest sympathy for them.
If only we could collectively take a little piece of the grief that all these tragedies have brought and help lighten the load carried by those affected. For what its worth -- will say some prayers for them
That part of the A47 has been in poor condition for a long time and there are too many accidents along it. Strangely enough I dont remember seeing a single speed camera there, even though they are supposed to be placed at accident black spots!
Its easy to blame the driving in cases like this. But the fact that both crashes involved the same model of car reminded me of a couple of incidents i know of where people driving a focus have suddenly lost power. Luckily these were on urban roads, so pulling over and stopping safely when you have no power steering and assisted breaking is easy. But on A roads and motorways suddenly losing power steering at 50-70mph when your not expecting it can be catastrophic.