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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A police van heading out to deal with an emergency call was involved in a crash with a taxi on one of Norwich’s main roads.
The collision - which as these dramatic pictures show left the van sprawled on its side - happened on the A140 Boundary Road at about 6.50pm on Tuesday.
Nobody was seriously injured but the road was shut for several hours, leaving motorists facing lengthy delays and diversions.
A Norfolk police spokesman said: “It happened at about 6.50pm on A140 Boundary Road at the junction with Aylsham Road. It involved a police vehicle and a taxi.
“The police vehicle, a Ford Transit Connect, was responding to an emergency call at the time involving another unrelated road traffic collision.
“The male driver of the taxi sustained neck pain, but was otherwise unhurt and did not need treatment. The male driver of the police car sustained a minor injury to his arm. These two individuals were the only occupants in the vehicles concerned and no-one else was hurt or involved.”
Evening News and EDP photographer Bill Smith went to the scene of the crash.
He said: “The collision appeared to have happened in the centre of the junction, the police van turned on its side and travelled a considerable distance. Thankfully no-one was seriously hurt.”
Two fire crews, one from Earlham and one from Sprowston, also attended the scene, and the road was reopened following the night of drama just before 10pm.
Police have confirmed that the crash the police van had been responding to happened at about 6.20pm on Station Road, in Coltishall, and involved one vehicle. Nobody is believed to have been injured. One fire crew from Sprowston attended.
There were also a spate of other collisions on Norfolk’s roads today.
Just after 8pm there was a crash on Unthank Road, in Norwich. One fire crew from Earlham attended the scene.
There was a crash just before 8pm at Buckenham Road, in Attleborough, and one fire crew from Attleborough was called to the scene.
Just after 5.30pm there was a two vehicle crash on the B1140 at Panxworth. Nobody is thought to have been injured, and one fire crew from Sprowston was sent to the scene.
Earlier in the day a driver was hospitalised following a crash in Potash Lane, Hethel, at 3pm.
The two-vehicle crash resulted in one driver being taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with leg and back injuries. Fire crews from Wymondham and Hethersett attended to help make the scene safe.
Just after 2.30pm there was a crash involving a red Vauxhall Tigra and a blue Citroën Saxo on Deloney Road in Norwich. The ambulance service treated one person for minor injuries at the scene of the crash, and a fire crew from Sprowston also attended.
At about 2pm there was a one vehicle crash on Paddys Lane in Weston Longville. The ambulance service assessed and discharged a female casualty at the scene. One fire crew from Earlham also attended the scene.