Update: Ambulance was called to treat passenger on coach stuck in traffic after second A47 crash

The A47 was closed east bound at North Tuddenham after a crash. Picture: Ian Burt The A47 was closed east bound at North Tuddenham after a crash. Picture: Ian Burt

Thursday, February 14, 2013
5:49 PM

An ambulance was sent to treat a coach passenger who fell ill minutes after it got stuck in traffic following the second accident to block the A47 near Dereham today.

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The second crash happened at North Tuddenham just before 12.30pm, two hours after a woman was killed in a two-car crash three miles further west on the Dereham bypass.

Paramedics were called to North Tuddenham at 12.29pm after a car rolled onto its roof.

An ambulance service spokesman said a further ambulance was called three minutes later after a coach caught in the queue pulled over because a customer suffered “a sudden illness”. They did not require hospital treatment.

Two ambulances were sent to the car crash itself, and the spokesman said a man suffered minor injuries and was discharged at the scene.

The Highways Agency dealt with fuel leaking from the car onto the road, and the road was at one stage blocked in both directions.

The two accidents and road closures caused severe traffic problems, with motorists stuck on the A47 and in congestion around Dereham and around the Tesco area.

Konectbus said there were severe delays to the number eight bus between Norwich and Dereham/Toftwood, and services from Riverside to Dereham had been cancelled.

7 comments

  • Typical newspaper report with only half the facts highways agency didn't tend to the spillage of fuel once again derehams firefighters were on scene to Colette this task

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    Jm

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

  • After a spate of road incidents - some involving motorcyclists .... for example at Larling, at Castle Rising .. ... where are the cries to improve these roads. Is this proof that roads need changing, or driving skills?

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    Patrick

    Sunday, February 17, 2013

  • I forgot to add sincere condolences to the family of the lady and hopes for a speedy recovery for the young man and young woman. So many lives affected by the inadequacy of this road. If the money spent on some of the speed cameras elsewhere in Norfolk was spent on average speed cameras and surveillance and number recognition on the Dereham bypass to catch and deter those use this road dangerously then we might all feel a bit safer using it.

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    Daisy Roots

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

  • Daisy: your second comment adds something you left out first time .. " those who use this road dangerously.." "These terrible accidents show not only do we need A47 road improvements, we need junction improvements and other safety measures in the interim .. " but surely what we need first is better and safer driving - driver improvement. Don't misconstrue this .. I am sorry for all those involved in all ways ... that includes the emergency services too. I am sure the police investigation will ascertain the real cause of the incident.

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    Patrick

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

  • The single carriageway Dereham to Wendling bypass is not fit for purpose and whoever allowed the DraytonHall Road which was only ever piddling little lane to Scarning to have full access to the A47 and be part of a crossroads to Toftwood and signed as part of the Dereham traffic system should be flogged. There should at the very least have been a roundabout at that point or traffic forced to use the proper slip road accessed route through Dereham . The Dereham to Tuddenham bypass is like a racetrack because drivers have been sitting behind Tesco and Morrisons lorries since Swaffham. These terrible accidents show not only do we need A47 road improvements, we need junction improvements and other safety measures in the interim. In NCC cared about drivers in Norfolk lobbying for the Highways Agency to do that would have been their priority over their own NDR project. I am glad I only use this road once a week rather than every day.

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    Daisy Roots

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

  • Typical newspaper report with only half the facts highways agency didn't tend to the spillage of fuel once again derehams firefighters were on scene to Colette this task

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    Jm

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

  • MP Norman Lamp will be well pleased that ambulances attended promptly!!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

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