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Two people injured after car flips following collision

PUBLISHED: 13:28 29 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:42 29 October 2019

The aftermath of the crash after a car flipped 'on its side' on Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

The aftermath of the crash after a car flipped 'on its side' on Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

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Two people have been taken to hospital following a collision near to a high school.

Emergency services were alerted at 12.25pm on Tuesday, October 29 following reports of a two vehicle collision on the A47 Yarmouth Road in Lowestoft.

The scene of the road traffic collision on Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick HowesThe scene of the road traffic collision on Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

Police, the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the East of England Ambulance Service, firefighters from North Lowestoft fire station and two crews from Lowestoft South fire station were called to the scene.

The aftermath of the crash after a car flipped 'on its side' on Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick HowesThe aftermath of the crash after a car flipped 'on its side' on Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

One of the vehicles involved flipped "on its side" following the crash, with two people freed from a car by firefighters.

A police spokesman said: "We were called shortly before 12.30pm to reports of a road traffic collision on Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, outside of the Ormiston Denes Academy.

"Two vehicles were involved - a grey Vauxhall Viva and a roadsweeper - with the grey car reported to be on its side.

"Two people, who were in the car, have been taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston suffering minor injuries."

Traffic heading from Lowestoft to Great Yarmouth had to be diverted through the Gunton estate as the road was closed for more than an hour-and-a-half as recovery of the car took place at the scene.

A council spokesman said: "Our sweeper was present but not directly involved."

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