Driver prangs MG sports car on bus lane in King’s Lynn

A driver's first trip to King's Lynn turned out to be an expensive one this afternoon when her sports car became wedged on bollards.

The 32-year-old was treated for minor injuries following the accident, which happened at the junction between A47 and the bus lane in Saddlebow Road, which is protected by bollards which rise after a bus has passed.

Police said crash happened at 2.30pm. The road was partially-blocked for more than two hours, until a crane could be sent to lift the car off the bollards.

An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman said the driver was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries.

The bollards were installed by Norfolk County Council to prevent drivers using the bus lane as a short cut in and out of Lynn.

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Tonight a county council spokesman said: 'We were alerted by Norfolk Green after a bus came across the car stuck on the bollards.

'The rising bollards are now stuck and a team has been sent out to cone them off until an inspection can be carried out tomorrow.

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'The bus lane is clearly marked, but we will need to establish the circumstances of the accident, so it is too early to say whether it will be possible to reclaim any of the cost from the driver.'

Police are also investigating the crash. A spokesman said: 'If there's been a breach of traffic laws that would be looked into.'

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