Three car crash left traffic queuing through villages

A crash on the A47 which left traffic queuing through Norfolk villages at rush hour on Thursday evening involved three vehicles.

The accident was originally thought to have involved one car and a van.

But yesterday police confirmed a black Volkswagen Passat, a black Vauxhall and a white van had all crashed on the A47 at North Tuddenham, just after it becomes a single carriageway.

It happened just after 4pm on Thursday and left traffic queuing through nearby villages after vehicles were diverted off the main road and towards the A1067 Fakenham Road via Lyng.

The accident was cleared and the road re-opened by 6.20pm.

A fire service spokesman yesterday said it was thought to be a head-on crash and one person had to be cut free from their vehicle.

One person, thought to be the driver of the Passat, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, with neck injuries although they were not thought to be serious.