Icy roads causes spate of accidents in Norfolk and Suffolk

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk are dealing with a spate of accidents linked to icy weather this morning.

A driver of a black Renault Clio was taken to hospital with suspected neck injuries after the car struck the central reservation on the Great Yarmouth bound stretch of the A47 just past the Thickthorn junction at 6.35am.

A Ford Ka also skidded off the A11 southbound between Roundhouse Way and Thickthorn at 6.50am and at 7.30am a grey Seat Ibiza collided with the central reservation also on the A11, at Cringleford.

In Suffolk, a lorry hit a tree at on the B1062 close to the gravel pits at Flixton, near Bungay. Police have closed the road at the junction with the A143, while the scene is cleared. A Volkswagon Polo also skidded on ice at Spexhall, near Halesworth at 7.56am, and in a separate incident a driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a blue Ford Ka overturned on the Halesworth Road at Wissett.

An elderly woman driving a silver Smart car crashed into a property in Southwold at around 9.40am, causing damage to a fence.

A Suffolk police spokesman said the driver, believed to be in her 80s, suffered minor injuries to her hand and knee during the minor crash which happened at the junction of Wymering Road and Manor Park Road.