Arrests made after fail-to-stop crash at North Burlingham

Generic image of a police car belonging to the Norfolk Constabulary.Picture: James Bass

Generic image of a police car belonging to the Norfolk Constabulary.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

Two people have been arrested following a fail-to-stop crash on the A47 at North Burlingham, police have revealed.

The crash happened shortly before 3.15pm on Sunday<5>when a black Citroen Saxo travelling towards Great Yarmouth was forced to take avoiding action and left the roadside before colliding with a lamppost.

The driver of the Citroen, a man in his 20s, and the passenger was thrown from the vehicle as a result of the collision and was taken to hospital with numerous cuts to his face. The passenger, also thrown from the vehicle, suffered a fractured ankle.

The vehicle which caused the Citroen to take avoiding action, believed to be a small silver Nissan car, failed to stop at the scene.

As a result of enquiries, a car was stopped near Ipswich and both driver and passenger were arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The two people arrested, a man and a woman both in their 30s, have been released on bail while enquiries continue.

Officers remain keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and anyone with information should contact PC Simone Sutcliffe at Acle Police Station on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.