Driver flees after multi-vehicle crash closes A47

Two people have been injured in crash near Wisbech which has closed part of the A47. Picture: SUBMIT

Two people have been injured in crash near Wisbech which has closed part of the A47. Picture: SUBMITTED. - Credit: Archant

The A47 has now re-opened after a crash near Wisbech.

Two people have been injured in crash near Wisbech which has closed part of the A47. Picture: SUBMIT

Two people have been injured in crash near Wisbech which has closed part of the A47. Picture: SUBMITTED. - Credit: Archant

It was closed in both directions for more than two hours after a collision involving three vehicles at the junction with Meadowgate Lane, on the outskirts of Wisbech. A woman and a child were injured.

Police say the driver of one of the vehicles involved fled the scene of the crash on foot. A spokesman said: "Efforts are ongoing to trace him."

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Norfolk fire service said appliances from Wisbech and Downham Market attended the collision.

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It said crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to free casualties.

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The East of England Ambulance Service said two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the crash scene.

A spokesman said: "We treated a child and a woman at the scene and transported them to Peterborough General Hospital for further treatment."

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The road was closed between the A1101 Elm roundabout and the junction with the B198 Lynn Road at Walsoken. There wre long tailbacks and drivers faced 30-minute delays.

The junction with Meadowgate Lane is a notorious accident blackspot. Traffic pulls straight out of a country lane onto the main A47.

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