Black ice causes four cars to crash in south Norfolk

One of the cars which crashed in south Norfolk this morning. Picture Archant

One of the cars which crashed in south Norfolk this morning. Picture Archant - Credit: Archant

Four cars crashed on a road which was covered in black ice in south Norfolk this morning following a night of freezing conditions.

A car overturned in Saxlingham Nethergate yesterday. Picture Twitter/ZakNelson

A car overturned in Saxlingham Nethergate yesterday. Picture Twitter/ZakNelson - Credit: Twitter/ZakNelson

Police were called to Crownthorpe at approximately 8am following the crashes at junction of Green Lane and Hospital road.

Three of the accidents, which all happened within 100 metres of each other, saw the cars end up in ditches and bushes.

Another vehicle then rolled and collided with one of the crashed cars.

The cars involved were two black Ford Fiestas, a blue Ford Fiesta and a white Renault Kangoo.


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The East of England Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle and the paramedic assessed a woman in her 20s who was later taken to hospital by her family.

The road was closed for nearly an hour but has now reopened.

It followed a series of crashes on the A140 near Scole earlier this morning and police were also called to an overturned car in Saxlingham Nethergate

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South Norfolk Police tweeted: 'Please allow extra time for your journeys this morning due to icy conditions. We have had 10 collisions reported to us this morning.'

Inspector Lou Provart added: 'Walking on untreated paths or driving on ungritted roads can be very hazardous. Be astute. Black ice everywhere today.'

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