Sutterton

November 28, 2021 5.02 pm

We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage following a serious collision on the A17 at Sutterton earlier today.

Officers received reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a lorry and a car shortly after 6am. The male driver of a Ford Fiesta sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital. The lorry driver was uninjured.

The A17 roundabout was closed just before 6:30am and was reopened after 1:30pm.

If you witnessed the collision or if you were in the area at the time and captured anything on dashcam, please get in touch in one of the following ways below:

  • By calling 101 quoting incident 65 of today’s date.
  • By emailing [email protected] quoting incident 65 of today’s date in the subject line.
  • If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

Reference: Incident 65 of 28th November.

The family of a devoted father to three children have paid tribute after he died in a car crash on the A17.

James Duffield, 28, from Norfolk, lost his life after a collision on the A17 at Sutterton on August 29, 2020.

At an inquest into James’ death, his family penned an emotional and heartfelt tribute for “the most amazing daddy, partner, son, brother and friend.”

The family have said: “There will never be enough words to capture who James was as a person and what he meant to everyone who was lucky enough to be in his life.

“James had so much passion and enthusiasm for life and would put one hundred percent into everything he did. He lived to make those he loved happy and worked so hard every day to try and achieve the life he envisioned for his three babies.

“He was a beautiful person both inside out and would go out of his way to help anyone who needed it.”

The family also spoke of their devastation at the loss of James, and said he will be in their hearts forever.

“As a family we cannot even begin to understand how someone so full of life, love and energy is no longer here, he had so much more still to do and achieve. His passing has left behind a massive gap that will never be filled and has left us all utterly broken.

“Nothing will ever make the pain of tragically losing James any easier but we are extremely honoured to have had James in our lives and will ensure that his precious babies grow up knowing just how amazing their daddy was and how much he loved them.”

Seven people were injured in a crash close to the A16/A17 roundabout near Boston on Monday morning and police are looking for witnesses to come forward.

The crash happened at around 6am on April 5, south of the Sutterton roundabout near Dowdyke Road. A green Volkswagen Sharan people carrier and a white Nissan Qashqai were involved.

All seven men involved in the crash, six in the Volkswagen and the driver of the Nissan, were injured — one seriously so — but none of the injuries were deemed life-threatening.

The roundabout was closed at around 2pm.

Police are now asking for witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage of the incident to come forward.

If you can help, contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], using reference 43 of 05/04/2021.

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