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Driver hits telegraph pole and brings it down on the road

PUBLISHED: 13:51 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:52 22 September 2017

Women hits telegraph pole on Winfarthing/Shelfanger road. Photo: Lucy Begbie

Women hits telegraph pole on Winfarthing/Shelfanger road. Photo: Lucy Begbie

Lucy Begbie

A woman driving home last night hit a telegraph pole which came down on the road and was hit by another vehicle.

Women hits telegraph pole on Winfarthing/Shelfanger road. Photo: Lucy Begbie Women hits telegraph pole on Winfarthing/Shelfanger road. Photo: Lucy Begbie

The woman was driving along the Winfarthing and Shelfanger Road near Diss just after 7pm when the accident occurred.

A driver of a Vauxhall Astra then drove into the telegraph pole which was lying across the road.

Police were called at 7.34pm as well as the paramedics who checked the lady who was found to be okay.

Fiona Hawkins, a resident living opposite said: “I was baking when I heard a noise, the dog started barking and my husband came through and asked if we’d been outside.

Women hits telegraph pole on Winfarthing/Shelfanger road. Photo: Lucy Begbie Women hits telegraph pole on Winfarthing/Shelfanger road. Photo: Lucy Begbie

“Our neighbours were on the scene and I was asked to phone the ambulance but I couldn’t phone from the landline because the telegraph pole had brought the wires down.

“An oncoming vehicle drove into the telegraph pole and they were really lucky because if they had been seconds earlier the pole would have hit their car.”

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