Search

A47 at East Tuddenham reopens after ambulance on a 999 call and van crash

PUBLISHED: 13:34 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:43 13 November 2017

Police officers were called to the A47 at East Tuddenham after an ambulance and van crashed. Picture: Archant library.

Police officers were called to the A47 at East Tuddenham after an ambulance and van crashed. Picture: Archant library.

Archant

Part of the A47 has reopened after an ambulance on a 999 call and van crashed.

The accident happened just after 11.15am at East Tuddenham, near Dereham, on November 13.

A Norfolk Police spokesman confirmed an ambulance travelling with its blue lights on and Ford transit van were involved.

The ambulance, manned by two paramedics, was on its way from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to a woman in Fakenham suffering with a severe headache, according to an ambulance service spokesman.

He said: “One of our ambulances, heading to an emergency call on blue lights, was involved in a collision with another vehicle. Thankfully there were no serious injuries. The ambulance was damaged.”

The two paramedics in the emergency, both men, did not need to go to hospital.

But the driver of the van - a man in his 60s - was taken to the NNUH with minor injuries, according to the ambulance service spokesman.

As well as police officers, paramedics in another ambulance and an ambulance service officer were called to East Tuddenham.

The X1 First bus service was temporarily delayed by the crash and there were reports of delays back to the Longwater roundabout.

The area of road where the accident happened is single carriageway and has a 60mph speed limit.

Other news

15:45

A Gothic horror film that brought star Vincent Price and director Roger Corman to Norfolk is to return to Norwich for a screening by Hallowed Histories.

Part of a terrace house has collapsed after strong winds.

The medical director of the region’s ambulance trust resigned just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched.

A Norfolk village will get outdoor gym equipment and a youth football club can buy some moveable goals thanks to a couple of new grants from Breckland Council.

Most Read

15:45

A Gothic horror film that brought star Vincent Price and director Roger Corman to Norfolk is to return to Norwich for a screening by Hallowed Histories.

Read more
Wales

Part of a terrace house has collapsed after strong winds.

Read more

The medical director of the region’s ambulance trust resigned just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched.

Read more
NHS

A Norfolk village will get outdoor gym equipment and a youth football club can buy some moveable goals thanks to a couple of new grants from Breckland Council.

Read more
Breckland Council
12:33

The memory of the former director of adult social care in Norfolk is to live on in the country of his birth, thanks to fundraising efforts for a school in Zimbabwe.

Read more
Norfolk County Council

Most Commented

15:45

A Gothic horror film that brought star Vincent Price and director Roger Corman to Norfolk is to return to Norwich for a screening by Hallowed Histories.

Read more
Wales

Part of a terrace house has collapsed after strong winds.

Read more

The medical director of the region’s ambulance trust resigned just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched.

Read more
NHS

A Norfolk village will get outdoor gym equipment and a youth football club can buy some moveable goals thanks to a couple of new grants from Breckland Council.

Read more
Breckland Council
12:33

The memory of the former director of adult social care in Norfolk is to live on in the country of his birth, thanks to fundraising efforts for a school in Zimbabwe.

Read more
Norfolk County Council

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter