December 7 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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.
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.