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Road closed after car crashes into house

PUBLISHED: 13:57 10 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:45 10 August 2020

Emergency services were called in after a car crashed into house in London Road, Dereham. Picture: Abigail Nicholson

Emergency services were called in after a car crashed into house in London Road, Dereham. Picture: Abigail Nicholson

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An air ambulance has been called to the centre of a town after a car crashed into a house.

Emergency services were called in after a car crashed into house in London Road, Dereham. Picture: Abigail NicholsonEmergency services were called in after a car crashed into house in London Road, Dereham. Picture: Abigail Nicholson

Norfolk police were called to reports of a Citroën car hitting a house on London Road in Dereham at 11.31am on Monday.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews from Dereham, Carrow and Watton all attended the incident to help free a woman from her car and make the scene safe.

An ambulance and an air ambulance were called to treat the woman.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance landed on the nearby Recreation Ground.

Norfolk police were called to reports of a Citroën car crashing into a house on London Road in Dereham at 11.31am on Monday, August 10.  Picture: ollyhillphotographyNorfolk police were called to reports of a Citroën car crashing into a house on London Road in Dereham at 11.31am on Monday, August 10. Picture: ollyhillphotography

Norfolk Police closed the road in both directions and said it will remain closed for “some time”.

They urged motorists to avoid the area.

A man, who was in the Market Place when the incident happened said he heard a ‘big bang’ before emergency services arrived.

He said: “I heard a big bang and was wondering what it was.

Norfolk police were called to reports of a Citroën car crashing into a house on London Road in Dereham at 11.31am on Monday, August 10.  Picture: ollyhillphotographyNorfolk police were called to reports of a Citroën car crashing into a house on London Road in Dereham at 11.31am on Monday, August 10. Picture: ollyhillphotography

“All of a sudden there were emergency services everywhere, there were at least four ambulances and seven police cars.

“The car was wedged right into the corner of the building.

“It’s a terrible accident, I wave at the couple that live in there when they are walking their dogs. I hope they are okay.”

Emergency services were called in after a car crashed into house in London Road, Dereham. Picture: Abigail NicholsonEmergency services were called in after a car crashed into house in London Road, Dereham. Picture: Abigail Nicholson


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