Traffic chaos after two crashes

TWO separate crashes in Norfolk have today caused traffic chaos with motorists slowly trying to make their way past the accidents which happened in almost identical spots either side of the carriageway.

TWO separate crashes in Norfolk have today caused traffic chaos with motorists slowly trying to make their way past the accidents which happened in almost identical spots either side of the carriageway.

The first incident, involving two vehicles, happened at about 8.25am today on the A47 west bound carriageway just before the junction with the A140.

Then sometime between 8.30am and 8.40am two other vehicles were involved in a crash on the opposite side of the carriageway heading east.

Police are on scene dealing with both incidents and while neither carriageway is closed traffic is moving very slowly past the two crashes.


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There is no indication yet as to the nature of any injuries.

Today's crashes on the A47 come just 24 hours after a crash yesterday involving a van and a crane on the A47 after which a teenager was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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Two men were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after the 7am accident which caused rush hour chaos for motorists heading to Norwich and Yarmouth.

One of the men suffered a chest injury, but was later discharged, while the second remained in hospital with a head and back injury following the crash at the top of the A146 slip road at Trowse, near Norwich.

He was said to be in a serious but stable condition.

An 18-year-old man from the Cambridge area was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and released on police bail.

Police closed the eastbound stretch of the road and the A146 slip road, while the outer westbound lane was also closed for a time after the van went into the central reservation.

Motorists faced lengthy delays after diversions were put in place with traffic also forced to come through the city to get to the old Yarmouth Road.

Ambulance and fire crews were all on scene to help free the injured, and the road was re-opened at 10.30am.

Accident investigators are also probing the cause of the crash and officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or witnessed the driving of either vehicle.

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