Update: No injuries in ambulance crash causing traffic delays in Norwich

Crash on Mile Cross Lane near Vulcan Road Crash on Mile Cross Lane near Vulcan Road

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
5:48 PM

A crash between an ambulance and a van is causing serious traffic delays in Norwich.

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Mile Cross Lane is blocked in both directions, with queuing traffic.

FirstNorwich bus company tweeted: “Expect delays to Service 38 due to an RTC blocking Mile Cross Lane, near Vulcan Rd”.

The ambulance service said there were no casualties.

The vehicle was responding to a 999 call, but a spokesman said the control room had diverted other resources and there was no disruption.

He added that the crash would be investigated.

17 comments

  • The irony is, the mondeo isn't near any traffic light and is positioned on the correct side of the road , ladyboy has gone very quiet... Maybe it's because his professional driver opinion has backfired and people think he is a ....

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    999gsi

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • footy you talkin outta ya ass, as s driver on RRVs i drive fast and carefully, accidents happen , and if other road users cant hear sirens, or see bright blue lights coming towards them or look twice at junctions even with right of way (as taught in highway code!) then you can hardly blame the one person doing hisher job.

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    jay750srad

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Please guy's, don't blame Footyboy16 for what is clearly a mental illness. What else explains such an uninformed, bigoted view and insult to a profession. Having spent 20 years working on a frontline ambulance, accidents happen, lots of bad drivers out there and let's face it, stuff happens. Let's leave super awesome, I was trained 300 millions years ago, have never actually driven to emergencies, advanced driving bigoted bod to his rather insulting, bee in his bonnet view. Surely he's just too awesome. All hail awesome Footboy16

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    Craig Gray

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • Footylittleboy- These so called idiots as you call them would be the first people you would call if a member of your family were in trouble!! They risk themselves going through red lights on the wrong side of the road to get to idiots like you who probably phone 999 coz you've stubbed your toe and can't cope - if you were proper emergency services you would realise that they are blue light trained and don't take unnecessary risks - it's people like you who don't move out the way that cause the problems! They work really hard and deserve credit for it - sometimes things happen that is why we have insurance.

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    Pixee-dust

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • foolboy sounds like a bitter boy. Of course the ambo car would have had sirens and blue lights if going through red lights as a fire engine would - sounds like he has a beef about the ambulance service in particular as a fire engine would take the same action surely?

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    citizen

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Poor show for footyboy16 to have too have a go at another emergency service. Yes blue light driver have accidents from time to time, but as you are an advanced driver you know that . Yes been on the bad side of what they call red mist drivers , and felt intimidated by blue light drivers from both services. Easy to have a go with out full story and facts. I know no emergency drive is allowed to drive like an idiot (your words) and will be held to account if found at fault. So if you our were in the emergency service you should to retract you statement. You would, if you are really who you say you are ?

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    DAVE !

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Going through red lights on the wrong side of the road, sounds like a normal blue light run in the city to me, and yes I am emergency services. Calling the ambulance idiots when you don't know the facts is a bit silly.

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    Wayne Frary

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • oh and if look at the pic it is clear to see the van has pulled out across the lane of the rrv

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    jay750srad

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Amazing how some people speculate without any real facts at all. I was two vehicles behind this accident, and through the traffic lights. Vehicles pulled to the left and right to allow the ambulance through. I didn't see the accident happen but one has to ask what the van was doing pulling out in front of the stopped line of traffic.

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    iclone-2000

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Some say.....Footyboy is the Stig ?? RRV's are a little different to your big red shiny bus. I would have thought you'd only be to well aware of the difficulties of emergency driving and be a little more understandingsympathetic to the matter. Less of the speculation wouldn't go amiss either.

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    Matt Webb

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • So footyboy, you insult the ambulance crews, and other on here who express an different opinion to you.. Trained by the fire service 23 years ago, my you are professional still a fireman ? Ps fire engines never go through red lights, use the wrong side of the road or are ever involved in RTC'S.. Oh wait a minute !!!! Troll..

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    999gsi

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • So is footy boy an advanced motorist has he never done anything wrong driving jumped lights speeding. Emergency service crews are trained to the highest standards, and Carol Barnes e is right they do go slowly and with care when running RED even on the wrong side of the road. I always make a point when on crossing roads at Traffic Lights to look left and right in case an emergency vehicle is coming. Come on footy boy they do their best and do not need to be cried down by people like you?

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    edifir

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Its an accident waiting to happen !!! it was only a matter of time before this happened with an ambulance in Norwich, you only have to be on Dereham road and witness an ambulance going through red lights on the wrong side of the road. Dereham road being their main route into the City from their ambulance station at Longwater.

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    Footyboy16

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • In another article on this story, one of the counter staff at Topps Tiles said the van driver had been a customer. Given the damage to the van (offside front quarter was damaged when i went past, with the van perpendicular to the road) and the ambulance car (centre bonnet, correct side of the road, in line with the normal direction of travel), you could hazard a guess that the van was crossing the main road to turn right and wasn't paying attention to the blue lights. However, ask of that would be speculation at this point. The accident location was well away from the traffic lights, and the garage, so they wouldn't be a factor, despite the assertions of footybaby.

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • In answer to Fottyboy. If you were waiting for an ambulance would you prefer for them to wait in line with everyone else at traffic lights etc. Whenever I have seen emergency vehicles in a hurry I have never seen them be anything other than extremely careful at crossings and junctions etc. The problem always seems to be with the other drivers for for some reason seem blind and deaf to the emergency vehicles.

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    Carol Barnes

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Footylittleboy- These so called idiots as you call them would be the first people you would call if a member of your family were in trouble!! They risk themselves going through red lights on the wrong side of the road to get to idiots like you who probably phone 999 coz you've stubbed your toe and can't cope - if you were proper emergency services you would realise that they are blue light trained and don't take unnecessary risks - it's people like you who don't move out the way that cause the problems! They work really hard and deserve credit for it - sometimes things happen that is why we have insurance.

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    Pixee-dust

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • How can anybody, least of all someone like footyboy pass judgement when he has no facts? Did the van pull out? what caused the accident? was it the fact these people have "Targets" to meet. Unfortunately accidents happen and these people should not be criticised, they do an excellent job under difficult circumstances. It sounds to me like our professional driver footyboy may be all bitter about something, maybe he lost his license due to an accident while running a red light on the wrong side of the road and then complained because the ambulance coming to care for him was late!!!

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    Mr T

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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