Four people taken to hospital with minor injuries after crash in Aldeby

The Aldeby village sign after it had just been renovated last September. Photo: Eric Johnstone

The Aldeby village sign after it had just been renovated last September. Photo: Eric Johnstone - Credit: Archant

Three people had to be freed from their vehicle following a crash on the Suffolk and Norfolk border.

Fire crews from Beccles, Gorleston and Great Yarmouth were called out along with police, the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) and an air ambulance following the two-vehicle crash in Aldeby.

They attended following reports of a road traffic collision on Hollow Way Hill, Aldeby – near Beccles – at about 1.30pm yesterday (Sunday).

A brigade spokesman said that three crews from Gorleston fire station, Great Yarmouth and Beccles attended the scene.

The spokesman added that the crews 'released three persons using hydraulic rescue equipment.' They also made the vehicles and the surrounding area safe and assisted the police and ambulance crews.

A spokesman for EEAST said: 'We received a call yesterday at 1.23pm to reports of a two vehicle collision on Hollow Way Hill in Aldeby. We sent four ambulance crews, an ambulance officer, and an air ambulance from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) charity.

'At the scene four patients were treated, all were conscious and breathing and all treated for a variety of minor injuries.'

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The spokesman added that one person had suffered a head injury, two had suffered back pains, and the fourth was treated for neck pains.

'All four were taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston for further care in stable conditions, via land ambulances,' the EEAST spokesman added.

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