Woman sustains back and head injuries after crash near Dereham

Police Slow warning sign on the road.
Picture: James Bass

Police Slow warning sign on the road. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

A woman has been taken to hospital with back and head injuries after being freed from a a car following a crash at East Tuddenham.

Appliances from Dereham and Carrow were called to reports of a crash on Church Lane at just before 5.50pm on Wednesday, August 30.

Crews released one casualty using hydraulic rescue equipment (HRE) and assisted the ambulance.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said: 'We were called at just before 5.30pm to a report of a road traffic collision on the A47 at East Tuddenham.

An ambulance officer, ambulance crew and East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a woman who was trapped with back and head injuries.


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The patient was treated at the scene and taken by land ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care.

Her condition is not believed to be life-threatening.'

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It was one of a number of crashes attended by emergency services.

Also tonight, a fire crew from Dereham attended a road traffic collision on the A47 in Dereham at just after 7.35pm.

Crews used small gear to make the scene safe.

Meanwhile one appliance from Great Yarmouth and one from Gorleston attended a road traffic collision on High Street in Caister at just before 6.45pm.

Crews manually assisted the ambulance service and made vehicles and the surrounding area safe.

Elsewhere, fire crews from Earlham and Carrow assisted the ambulance and police at a crash on Roundhouse Way, Cringleford at 5pm on Wednesday.

An ambulance crew and ambulance officer attended.

Two patients received minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

And just before 3.30pm, two fire crews from Diss attended a crash on Roydon Road, Diss.

The crews assisted the ambulance and police services with scene safety and casualty care.

An ambulance spokesman said a rapid response vehicle and ambulance crew attended the collision in Diss.

Two patients were assessed at the scene. No one required transport to hospital.

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