December 6 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 28, 2013
A driver and six passengers suffered minor injuries after a single-decker bus crashed during this morning’s high winds.
The Norfolk Green X29 bus left the A1067 at Foxley, between Norwich and Fakenham, and hit a fence.
Police and rescue teams were called at 7.55am, and said there were seven minor injuries.
Fire appliances from Reepham and Dereham attended and the crews used small gear to release a casualty.
An ambulance service spokesman said: “A man in his 40s had a minor cut to his head and was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital as a precaution.
“The rest were in a state of shock. They were assessed at the roadside and discharged at the scene.”
Simon Hallam, project manager for Norfolk Green, said: “We are carrying out an investigation to see what happened and it would be wrong of me to give any kind of comment until we have all the facts.”
Elsewhere, Mid Norfolk escaped the worst impact of the storm which had battered other areas of southern England.
Throughout the morning, there were periods of heavy rain making driving conditions difficult and some blustery blasts of wind.
The A148 in Thursford was partially blocked from the B1354 junction to the Kettlestone Road junction, because of a fallen tree.
And at 8.30am fire crews were called to help council officers clear a tree which was blocking Bintree Road at Billingford, near Dereham.