Three people injured following ‘head-on’ crash in Halesworth


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Three people have been taken to hospital following a 'head-on' crash in north Suffolk.

The A144 Norwich Road in Halesworth was closed in both directions at The Avenue junction this morning (Saturday) following a two-vehicle collision.

Police, the East of England Ambulance Service, East Anglian Air Ambulance and three fire crews – two from Suffolk and one from Norfolk – were called at 9.35am following reports of a collision on Norwich Road.

Fire crews from Harleston, Halesworth and Bungay were called to the scene. A brigade spokesman 'We were called at 9.35am to reports of a two-vehicle head-on collision on Norwich Road.'

With police directing traffic at the scene, a spokesman for the ambulance service said: 'We were called to this collision just after 9.30am today.

'Three ambulance crews, an ambulance officer and East Anglian Air Ambulance attended and treated three patients.

'An elderly woman, with chest pain, was taken to James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) in Gorleston for further treatment.

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'An elderly man, with a suspected broken arm, was taken to James Paget University Hospital. Another patient, described as walking wounded, was also taken to JPUH.'

The spokesman added: 'None of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening.'

The crash led to traffic problems in the area, with services by bus firms BorderBus and Anglian Bus initially delayed, but services have now returned to normal.

The scene was clear by about 11am, with fire crews leaving at 11.02am.

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