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A47 Acle Straight reopen following crash, six people involved

13:20 08 July 2013

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The A47 Acle Straight has reopened following an earlier crash between four cars.

Two fire crews from Great Yarmouth and one from Acle were called to the scene near Halvergate around 10am today, with firefighters using hydraulic rescue equipment to cut free two people who were trapped in vehicles.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said six patients in total were taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston with minor injuries. Paramedics were called at 10.08am.

Norfolk police has confirmed that the road, which was closed in both directions, is now reopen.

There were long delays following the crash, believed to involve four vehicles, with heavy traffic on the A12 in Yarmouth, northbound between Pasteur Road and the Acle New Road junction, and A149 Lawn Avenue in Yarmouth, between North Quay and Tar Works Road.

8 comments

  • Isn't it time something was done about the Acle straight. I would like to see someone in authority look at how many crashes have happened there in the past year and then think of a way to stop them from happening.

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    Spooky

    Monday, July 8, 2013

  • there is no such thing as a bad road. There are bad drivers though. Accidents happen on dual carriageways, motorways all over the country. I believe that where the junction is it's a 40mph speed limit. Everytime I have driven along there I do not notice significant drop in speed of the vehicles in front of me or behind me. I believe there are cameras there but not many drivers seem to take any notice of them. I do not know where the accident happened. This is purely my opinion on the subject of the ongoing saga of the ACLE straight.

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    ALED

    Monday, July 8, 2013

  • Got absolutely nothing to do with speeding or overtaking its the impatient incompetent selfish drivers that pull out of that junction when its not safe to do so. Its a dangerous junction and is the cause, NOT speed NOT overtaking BUT bad driving...Rather than blame everyone else blame those that cause the accidents. The council and road planning. Dual the whole length from Great Yarmouth to Norwich, build proper junctionsslip roads for that junction and at the Acle bottleneck roundabout should be removed so people can join the carriageway safely. The route which is a main artery between Great Yarmouth and the rest of the UK should be designed for the future whatever the expense, what price is one more life? Removing the single carriageway, removing the black spots where so many have died and making it a dual carriageway all the way to Norwich bypass is the way to save lives and improve this areas economy.

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    GSXR

    Monday, July 8, 2013

  • @Spooky. Put no overtaking lines down the centre of the road, average speed cameras along its length, crash barriers along both sides of the road and reduce the speed to 50 mph.

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    "V"

    Monday, July 8, 2013

  • What we need is a big supermarket built halfway down the straight and then the government will throw money at road Improvements either side.

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    vegas

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

  • The Acle straight is ....just that the Acle straight... A road well known in Norfolk for what it is...... Nothing improved on this road for past 30 years and no doubt for the next 30 years... Either use another road or just deal with it as it is... This is not the only problem road in the UK...there are hundreds of them...

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    Lionel

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

  • Or rather than punishing the law abiding motorist again, how about tackling the root cause of accidents, driver awareness, concentration and stupidity?

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    NorthCity

    Monday, July 8, 2013

  • What's the lives of a few yokels from Norfolk, when compared to the absolute need to get from London to Birminham 10 minutes quicker? Or the need to sell off prime house building land around the N25? You have to get your political priorities right, Spooky.

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Monday, July 8, 2013

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