Ambulance in crash on Fakenham Road

Three cars, a lorry and an ambulance ended up involved in a series of crashes at the same spot on the Fakenham Road due to the icy conditions over the weekend.

Three cars, a lorry and an ambulance ended up involved in a series of crashes at the same spot on the Fakenham Road due to the icy conditions over the weekend.

Just after 10.30am on Sunday morning a lorry jack knifed going up a hill on the A1067 Fakenham Road at Guist Bottom.

Another car then ploughed into the back of the lorry followed by another car which ploughed into the back of the first car, police said.

Two fire crews from Fakenham then attended the scene as well as two from Norwich, police and an ambulance, to treat people with minor injuries and make the area safe.


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Then, just before 11.30am, while emergency services were still on the scene, a car shunted into the back of the ambulance.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said no one was seriously hurt and the accident involving their vehicle was just a shunt.

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One female had chest pains from her seat belt and another person had minor head injuries, but both were treated at the scene and no one was taken to hospital.

The cars involved were a grey Toyota, a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a silver Volkswagen Polo.

The road was blocked in both directions but reopened by 12.50pm.

Police said the road conditions were slippery and a spokesman for the ambulance service said ice roads had caused the crashes.

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