Air ambulance called and two people taken to hospital following A11 crash

The A11 has been closed both directions after a three vehicle crash near the Thickthorn roundabout

The A11 has been closed both directions after a three vehicle crash near the Thickthorn roundabout - Credit: Archant

Two people have been taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the A11.

The collision happened at about 3pm near to the Thickthorn roundabout and involved a seven and a half tonne truck, a van and a car.

An air ambulance was called to the scene and a man in his 40s and another in his 30s have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

The road was closed in both directions between Spooner Row and the roundabout but had reopened by 4.44pm.

Police, fire and air ambulance have been called to the scene

Police, fire and air ambulance have been called to the scene - Credit: Archant

Motorists were diverted through Wymondham following the crash.

Three ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and an air ambulance were called to the scenel.

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Fire crews from Sprowston, Carrow and Wymondham attended and released two people who were trapped using hydraulic rescue equipment. 

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

“Three ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were sent to a road traffic collision between three vehicles on the A11 near Thickthorn Roundabout earlier today.

"Two patients, a man in his 30s and another in his 40s, were taken by ambulance to Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.”

There was heavy congestion along the road backing up from Thickthorn roundabout to Wymondham.

This is the second crash on the A11 in less than 24 hours.

On Thursday (July 28) two people were taken to hospital after a van and a lorry crashed at 1.20pm near the Stag roundabout in Attleborough.

The road was closed for several hours following the collision.