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'It's amazing no one was killed' - Four cars and bus involved in crash

PUBLISHED: 15:13 15 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:57 15 January 2019

The B1077 at Stuston Common, near Diss, was closed for six hours following collisions involving four cars and a bus. Picture: Submitted

The B1077 at Stuston Common, near Diss, was closed for six hours following collisions involving four cars and a bus. Picture: Submitted

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A witness has described a crash involving four cars and a bus that closed a notorious stretch of road on the Norfolk-Suffolk border for six hours.

The B1077 at Stuston Common, near Diss, was closed for six hours following collisions involving four cars and a bus. Picture: SubmittedThe B1077 at Stuston Common, near Diss, was closed for six hours following collisions involving four cars and a bus. Picture: Submitted

Emergency services were called to the B1077 at Stuston Common, near Diss, at 5.50pm yesterday (January 14) after the collision that occurred close to Diss Golf Club.

One of the drivers, a man aged in his 50s, was trapped inside his vehicle. He was conscious and breathing but suffering lower back pain.

The B1077 at Stuston Common, near Diss, was closed for six hours following collisions involving four cars and a bus. Picture: SubmittedThe B1077 at Stuston Common, near Diss, was closed for six hours following collisions involving four cars and a bus. Picture: Submitted

Fire crews from Diss, Stradbroke and Eye who attended the crash used specialist equipment to help free the man who was taken to hospital. His injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

An eyewitness, who preferred not to be named, said it occurred as traffic was queuing due to road works with a collision into the back of one car being followed by a third car striking both.

The B1077 at Stuston Common, near Diss, was closed for six hours following collisions involving four cars and a bus. Picture: SubmittedThe B1077 at Stuston Common, near Diss, was closed for six hours following collisions involving four cars and a bus. Picture: Submitted

As drivers were exchange details, a bus hit the back of all three cars before crossing to the other side of the road into oncoming traffic. It hit an oncoming car taking it 50 yards back down the road and into a hedge and coming to a stop about 20–30 metres beyond than that.

The witness added: “The very badly injured man was the driver of the car hit head-on by the bus. As it bounced into oncoming traffic, all the cars and the bus were very severely damaged. It was amazing no one was killed.”

Police closed the B1077 from Victoria Road in Diss to the roundabout junction with the A143 whilst they dealt with the aftermath of the crash. The road re-opened at 10.45pm.

The busy narrow road, which runs past the entrance to Diss Golf Club, and is a popular link between the A1066 and the A143, has seen numerous accidents in recent years.

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