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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.

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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.

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