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Seven injured in bus crash

PUBLISHED: 09:30 06 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:41 03 July 2010

SEVEN people were hurt yesterday when an Anglian bus ploughed off the A47 after it was involved in an accident with a sugar beet lorry and a car.

The A47 bus was travelling from Yarmouth to Norwich when it was involved in a collision and went off the road into a ditch at North Burlingham at the junction of the B1140 about 12.

SEVEN people were hurt yesterday when an Anglian bus ploughed off the A47 after it was involved in an accident with a sugar beet lorry and a car.

The A47 bus was travelling from Yarmouth to Norwich when it was involved in a collision and went off the road into a ditch at North Burlingham at the junction of the B1140 about 12.30pm.

Firefighters helped some elderly passengers off the bus and six people from the vehicle had to be taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and James Paget University Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The East Anglian Ambulance Service said the worse injury was believed to have been a broken arm.

Following the accident the Norwich-bound A47 was closed for more three hours and police set up a contraflow traffic system while the wreckage was cleared away and accident investigators visited the scene.

Three fire crews from Acle, Sprowston and Norwich attended the crash and the road was re-opened at 3.20pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Contact PC Oliver Ketteridge at Acle police station on 0845 456 4567.


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