Update: Police appeal for witnesses after serious crash on the A140 in Hellesdon leaves three in hospital

Emergency services at the road traffic collision on the A140 near Norwich airport.Picture by SIMON F

Emergency services at the road traffic collision on the A140 near Norwich airport.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Police are encouraging witnesses to come forward after a three-vehicle crash on the A140 at Hellesdon saw three people taken to hospital.

The incident happened at around 5.50pm on Monday, November 10 on the Cromer Road, between the junction with Norwich Airport and Holt Road roundabout.

A silver Lexus RX450 was travelling towards Norwich when it was involved in a collision with a silver Nissan Almera travelling towards Aylsham.

A black BMW which was travelling behind the Nissan was also involved in the incident, colliding with both vehicles.

The driver of the Nissan suffered serious injuries including broken legs and chest injuries while two rear seat passengers in the car suffered bruising and one suffered a broken arm.

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The driver of the Lexus suffered bruising and no one in the BMW was injured.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said that a woman was trapped in one of the cars, and had to be cut free by firefighters.

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An ambulance spokesman said: 'She suffered multiple lower limb fractures. Her injuries were quite serious but not life-threatening.

'A man believed to be in his 70s suffered chest injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

'There is no information on the third patient. All three were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by land ambulance.'

The road was closed in both directions, around the Holt Road junction, and reopened at around 11.20pm.

Fire crews from Sprowston, Earlham and Carrow attended.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information concerning the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the collision.

Witnesses should contact PC Patrick Wilder at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101.

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