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One man dies and lorry driver arrested after A11 crash

PUBLISHED: 08:10 27 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:55 27 February 2019

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) attended an incident on the A11 where one person died earlier today. Picture: (NARS)

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) attended an incident on the A11 where one person died earlier today. Picture: (NARS)

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The driver of a lorry which crashed on the A11, killing a passenger, has been released by police, pending further investigations.

The A11 near Attleborough was closed after a lorry crashed into two stationary vehicles near Breckland Lodge. Photo: Simon ParkinThe A11 near Attleborough was closed after a lorry crashed into two stationary vehicles near Breckland Lodge. Photo: Simon Parkin

The crash happened around 12.45pm Tuesday (February 26) on the A11 at Attleborough, near Breckland Lodge, when a lorry was involved in a crash with two stationary vehicles.

Police confirmed a passenger in the lorry received serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The lorry driver, a man in his 40s, was arrested and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Police said this morning (Wednesday, February 27) that the man has been released, pending further investigations.

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Police, fire and ambulance crews and the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) attended the scene, closing the road and providing care to those involved in the crash.

Four fire crews, from Attleborough, Wymondham, Thetford and East Harling went to the scene.

Chris Neil, from NARS which attended the scene to provide enhanced patient care, said he and his colleague arrived at around 1pm having been scrambled from Thetford.

Mr Neil said: “We assisted the ambulance service with the management of the critically ill patients at the scene. When we first arrived on the scene we assessed the patients individually on the severity of their injuries and then went to the most seriously ill patient,” he said.

Following the crash, the southbound carriageway of the A11 between Queens Road junction and the Stag roundabout was closed until 8.40pm while emergency services attended to the injured and carried out investigations.

The road closure caused long delays for motorists.

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