Road accidents claim victims

ONE WOMAN was killed and another seriously injured after two separate car crashes on the same day.

A 45-year-old woman, believed to be from the Lincoln area, was seriously injured when her blue Peugeot 207 left the road and collided with a tree.

The tree then fell on to her car.

This happened on the A157 at East Barkwith at 6.50am last Wednesday, July 20.

The woman had to be cut from her car by firefighters before being taken to Lincoln County Hospital.

Police closed the road between Wragby and Louth for a number of hours, which caused traffic delays in the area.

The woman was driver and sole occupant of the car.

The second collision happened just before 7.30am on Riseholme Lane, Riseholme.

Lincolnshire County Council worker Susan Edmunds, 48, from Dunholme, was killed when her silver Vauxhall Corsa also left the road and collided with a tree.

Mrs Edmunds was the only person in the car at the time of the crash.

She was freed from the vehicle by the Fire and Rescue Service and taken to Lincoln County hospital, where she later died.

The investigating officers have now launched a witness appeal.

The investigating officer for the fatal crash is Robin Dunn, of the Collision Investigation Team, and he is working alongside Sgt Chris Dennett.

They would like anyone who saw either collision, or who may have seen the cars on the road prior to the collisions, to contact them.

Telephone the collision witness hotline on 01522 558855.