People taken to hospital after spate of crashes on Norfolk roads

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Welney. Picture Archant Library.

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Welney. Picture Archant Library. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

Emergency services were called to three crashes on Norfolk's roads which left a number of people needing hospital treatment.

Firefighters, ambulance and police were called to the crash, on the west-bound carriageway of the A47 near the McDonald's at Swaffham, at just before 5.15pm yesterday.

The A47 was shut between the A1065 Castle Acre Road junction and the Norwich Road junction at Sporle. It is believed two vehicles were involved.

Breckland Police took to Twitter to urge drivers to divert through Swaffham.

Fire crews from Swaffham and Dereham went to the scene. They released one person from a vehicle using rescue equipment, stabilised the vehicle and helped the ambulance service.


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An East of England Ambulance Service rapid response vehicle and the response car from the East Anglian Ambulance response car went to the scene.

A man in his 60s has been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a head injury, while a second patient, believed to have suffered minor injuries, has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

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The road had re-opened by 8pm.

Emergency services were also called to a crash at Hingham Road in Reymerston. Fire crews from Dereham and Hingham were called to the crash at just after 6.45pm.

Crews released a casualty and helped the ambulance service with care.

And the A11 was blocked after a car overturned near Snetterton.

The road was closed while emergency services, including ambulance, firefighters and police attend the scene.

The crash happened at just before 7pm yesterday. The East of England Ambulance Service sent three ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer and response car from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.

Four patients were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further treatment.

One had a serious hand injury and head injury, another had a hand injury and two were walking wounded.

None of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Fire crews from Attleborough and East Harling helped to make the scene and the vehicles safe.

The road had re-opened by 8.20pm.

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