Crash on A149 near King’s Lynn leaves two people seriously injured

PUBLISHED: 14:54 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 14:59 21 December 2012

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Two people were seriously injured after a three vehicle collision on the edge of King’s Lynn this morning.

The emergency services were called to the A149 Queen Elizabeth Way at 11.20am following the crash on the busy road which connects King’s Lynn and Hunstanton.

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to free two people trapped following the three-vehicle crash before paramedics took three people to the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent three rapid response vehicles and four ambulances to the scene. The East Anglian Air Ambulance also attended.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “We treated two patients with serious injuries, one to the head and one to the neck as well as a person walking wounded.

“All emergency services worked very well together to quickly get casualties stabilised and conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”

Traffic jams and lengthy queues built up on surrounding roads following the crash and cars quickly came to the standstill in the town.

The road was closed at the hospital roundabout heading to the Hardwick Roundabout with traffic backing up to Knight’s Hill. The road was reopened to traffic at around 2pm.

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