A47 at Swaffham reopens after man in 60s taken to hospital with head injury following crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Welney. Picture Archant Library.

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Welney. Picture Archant Library. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

The A47 has reopened following a crash which left two people in hospital.

Emergency services, including firefighters, were called to the crash, on the west-bound carriageway just before 5.15pm today.

The A47 was shut between the A1065 Castle Acre Road junction and the Norwich Road junction at Sporle. It is believed two vehicles were involved.

Breckland Police took to Twitter to urge drivers to divert through Swaffham.

Fire crews from Swaffham and Dereham went to the scene. They released one person from a vehicle using rescue equipment, stabilised the vehicle and helped the ambulance service.


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An East of England Ambulance Service rapid response vehicle and the response car from the East Anglian Ambulance response car went to the scene.

A man in his 60s has been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a head injury, while a second patient, believed to have suffered minor injuries, has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

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The road had re-opened by 8pm.

Emergency services were also called to a crash at Hingham Road in Reymerston. Fire crews from Dereham and Hingham were called to the crash at just after 6.45pm.

Crews released a casualty and helped the ambulance service with care.

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