Woman freed from car and taken to hospital after two accidents on same rural road
PUBLISHED: 15:28 08 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:21 08 May 2019
A woman had to be freed from a car and taken to hospital, while a teenager was treated by medics, after two cars rolled in separate accidents on the same stretch of road.
Emergency services, including the East Anglian Air Ambulance, were called at 12.30pm to the junction of Dereham Road and Fakenham Road near Pudding Norton, Fakenham, on Wednesday May 8.
Officers from Norfolk Constabulary and two crews from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service were called after reports that a car, a Rover, had overturned.
A woman was trapped but was freed by firefighters from Fakenham and Wells.
She was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by medics from the East of England Ambulance Service. The Hazardous Area Response Team, an ambulance and officer, and a rapid response vehicle also attended.
The road reopened at 2.30pm.
Norfolk police were also called to the area four hours earlier after a black Corsa rolled on the same stretch of road, close to the Colkirk turning.
The mother of the teenage driver took to social media to pay thanks to a woman who stopped to help her children after the accident.
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Tracey Bunting, of Great Ryburgh, received a call at around 8.40am to say her 17-year-old son had been involved in a crash. Thanks to a quick-thinking samaritan, he was kept safe and dry, along with his sister and two passengers, until helped arrived.
Although uninjured, he was advised to attend hospital by officers on scene.
Mrs Bunting took to Facebook to thank the stranger.
"A kind lady stopped and let them sit in her car until police and I arrived.
"I was in shock and didn't get to say thank you to her for keeping the children dry."
Mrs Bunting now wants to be reunited with the woman, who had been driving a silver Volkswagen Tiguan, to pass on her thanks.
She added: "All of the children have been checked out and are okay.
"Thank goodness for kind people.
"I'm just relieved that the children are all okay and no other vehicles were involved."
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