Norfolk

Wissington ditch-trapped crash driver dies in hospital

A driver died after her car left the road and landed upside down in a water-filled ditch, trapping her inside.

A female passenger managed to escape from the car after Saturday's crash, which left her with minor injuries.

The crash happened at 18:55 GMT on College Road in Wissington, Norfolk Police said.

The driver, who was aged in her 20s, was released by officers but died later in hospital.

'Desperate rescue attempts'

She was given first aid and died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn.

Paramedic Ryan Warwick from Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) said the rescue was a "challenging, complex operation".

"All three emergency services entered the water and made desperate attempts to get the young lady out," he told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"On behalf of NARS and all the emergency services, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the family at this tragic time."

Norfolk Police appealed for witnesses who may have seen the car before the crash. No other vehicles were involved.

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