Police say 10-year-old was lucky to escape serious injury after car crash in Norwich

A 10-year-old was a front seat passenger in this car, which was involved in a crash in Norwich. Pic:

A 10-year-old was a front seat passenger in this car, which was involved in a crash in Norwich. Pic: PC Steve Lee (Norfolk Constabulary) - Credit: Pc Steve Lee

Police say a 10-year-old child was lucky not to be seriously injured after a crash in Norwich.

Emergency services were called to the crash in Newbegin Road/Wellesley Avenue North. Pic: PC Steve L

Emergency services were called to the crash in Newbegin Road/Wellesley Avenue North. Pic: PC Steve Lee (Norfolk Constabulary) - Credit: Pc Steve Lee

The crash happened where Newbegin Road meets Wellesley Avenue North, near Plumstead Road, at just before 11pm last night.

Firefighters from Sprowston, Carrow and Earlham went to the scene, along with police and ambulance.

The crash involved a silver Vauxhall Vectra and a red Vauxhall Astra.

The child, one of three people to be treated by the East of England Ambulance Service for minor injuries, was a front seat passenger in the Vauxhall Astra.


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Pc Steve Lee, from Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing unit tweeted: 'The front seat passenger was a 10-year-old child. Very lucky to have minor injuries. This is why seat belts and child restraints are vital.'

The fire crews helped the ambulance service and made sure the vehicles and the surrounding area were safe.

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