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Update: 10 people suffer minor injuries as seven car crash closes A12 in Great Yarmouth

14:54 24 June 2014

Road traffic accident on the A12 close to the Gapton Hall Roundabout.
Two of the seven cars involved in the RTA waiting to be recovered.

Picture: James Bass

Road traffic accident on the A12 close to the Gapton Hall Roundabout. Two of the seven cars involved in the RTA waiting to be recovered. Picture: James Bass

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Great Yarmouth roads were gridlocked earlier following a seven-car crash on the A12 in which 10 people suffered minor injuries.

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Road traffic accident on the A12 close to the Gapton Hall Roundabout.
Two of the seven cars involved in the RTA waiting to be recovered.

Picture: James BassRoad traffic accident on the A12 close to the Gapton Hall Roundabout. Two of the seven cars involved in the RTA waiting to be recovered. Picture: James Bass

The A12 from the Vauxhall roundabout to the Gapton Hall roundabout was closed for more than an hour and traffic came to a standstill following the smash, which happened near the Cobholm side of Breydon Bridge at around 2pm.

Eye-witnesses said the roads were so clogged that an ambulance leaving the scene struggled to get through.

Traffic is now easing and the A12 has partially reopened.

Describing the smash as “low impact”, a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We got the call at 2.05pm and sent a paramedic officer and ambulance to the scene.

Road traffic accident on the A12 close to the Gapton Hall Roundabout.
Two of the seven cars involved in the RTA waiting to be recovered.

Picture: James BassRoad traffic accident on the A12 close to the Gapton Hall Roundabout. Two of the seven cars involved in the RTA waiting to be recovered. Picture: James Bass

“At least 10 people had minor injuries. One casualty, a man in his 50s, suffered a wrist injury and has been taken to the James Paget University Hospital for further assessment.”

A spokesman for Norfolk police said the crash happened close to Tesco at 2pm and the road was partially obstructed.

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2 comments

  • Nothing wrong with the road at all, just bad driving. Same thing with the Acle straight, dead flat and dead straight and as the police say, 'no such thing as an accident, just bad driving'.

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    Gorlestonboy7

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Why doesn't this surprise me on this piece of road, together with that roundabout ?.

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    "V"

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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