UPDATE: Two in hospital after early-hours crash on A12 Lowestoft Road in Gorleston

Two casualties were taken to the James Paget University Hospital (JPH) in Gorleston after a crash this morning.

A lorry and a van were in collision on the A12 Lowestoft Road, between the Links Road and Bridge Road junction.

Two ambulances and a rapid response car attended after a call at 4.29am, and two patients were taken to the JPH.

One had to be cut from a vehicle by the fire service, and the other was suffering from minor injuries.

The ages and genders of the patients are not in ambulance service records.

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Service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: 'Two patients were found injured on our arrival and one was trapped in a car. 'Following treatment and stabilisation by the ambulance crews at the roadside, they were both taken to the James Paget Hospital for further care.'

A rescue pump and emergency tender from Great Yarmouth and a fire engine from Gorleston attended the scene and used hydraulic rescue equipment to cut free a casualty.

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There were traffic problems near the JPH after the incident, but the route is now clear again.

Did you see what happened? Contact reporter Sam Russell on 01493 847952 or on samuel.russell@archant.co.uk

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