Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in A47 crash

The air ambulance flying over the A47, near Longwater in Norwich

The air ambulance flying over the A47 where the incident occurred. - Credit: Archant

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being involved in a collision with a car on the A47 near Longwater.

The police attended the scene after receiving reports of a person being hit by a vehicle on the slip road towards Longwater.

A police spokesman confirmed that a man had been taken to hospital with "life-changing and life-threatening injuries".

An air ambulance took the injured man to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

As of 6:30pm, Highways England confirmed the A47 had reopened.

Police remain on the scene.

Bus routes that travel through the area have been affected by the incident.

A diversion route is available:

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  • Exit the A47 eastbound at Longwater Interchange and join the A1074 towards Norwich
  • At the roundabout with the A140, take the third exit and follow the A140 ring road until the roundabout with the A11
  • Take the third exit from the roundabout and join the A11
  • Continue on the A11 to then re-join the A47 eastbound at Thickthorn Interchange

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