Update: Man taken to hospital after crash in Newmarket Road in Norwich

The scene of the accident between a motorbike and a truck at the junction of Upton Road and Newmarket Road. Picture: Denise Bradley The scene of the accident between a motorbike and a truck at the junction of Upton Road and Newmarket Road. Picture: Denise Bradley

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:31 PM

A man was taken to hospital after a rush hour crash which closed one of the main roads leading into Norwich.

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The crash on Newmarket Road, near the junction with Upton Road, happened on the carriageway heading into the city just after 5pm today.
It involved a van and a motorcycle.

Police, firefighters and ambulance crews went to the scene.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said a man in his 20s had been taken by ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

He said his condition was not thought to be life-threatening.

While emergency services attended, traffic was diverted via Unthank Road.

Norfolk police took to Twitter to urge drivers to avoid the area.

The road had re-opened by 7pm.

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