Two crashes on the A47 at Swaffham and Hockering

Emergency services in Norfolk have been dealing with two crashes on the A47 this afternoon (Friday). The first happened just before 12noon at Swaffham, close to the BP garage.

It involved two cars – a Rover and a Vauxhall Corsa – and two people had to be cut from their vehicles by the fire service.

The ambulance service confirmed three people had been injured and were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King's Lynn. One patient was complaining of neck pain while another was thought to have neck or back pain. None of the injuries were thought to be serious.

At 1.30pm, the road remained closed while debris was cleared off the west-bound carriageway.

The second crash happened just before 1pm between Hockering and Honingham, near Dereham.

A Ford Fiesta and a white Vauxhall Astra van crashed on a single carriage-way section of the road between Church Lane and Berry's Lane.

Two people were taken to the Norfolk and Norfolk University Hospital by ambulance. One man had serious bleeding although it is not clear what his injuries were. A woman suffered a head injury.

Most Read

Police and one fire crew from Earlham also attended. The car and van were moved to the side of the road and, at 1.50pm, police were waiting for a recovery vehicle.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter