Man in 40s taken to hospital after car crashes into lamppost

A man has been taken to hospital after a crash on Beccles Road at the junction with Alpha Road in Gorleston. 

A man has been taken to hospital after a crash in Beccles Road at the junction with Alpha Road in Gorleston. - Credit: Google Maps

A man in his 40s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a car crashed into a lamppost. 

Police were called at 5am this morning (March 24) to reports of a single vehicle collision in Gorleston.

A blue Seat Altera was travelling southbound on Southtown Road and then onto Beccles Road when it left the carriageway and collided with a lamppost.

Emergency services attended the scene and the injured man, a passenger in the car, was taken to the James Paget Hospital with serious injuries.

The road was closed and reopened at 10.20am.

A man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was interviewed by officers before being released under investigation. 

Any witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have seen the manner of driving of the car prior to the incident is asked to contact the police.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone who might have CCTV or dashcam footage taken in the area or any other information that might assist the investigation.

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Duffy at Acle Roads and Armed Policing Team on 101 or email DuffyA@norfolk.police.uk  quoting CAD number 34 of Thursday 24 March 2022.

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