Driver taken to hospital after four-car crash on key road into Norwich

The East of England Ambulance Service was called after a woman collapsed on a bus on Dereham Road in

An ambulance was called to a crash in Dereham Road, Costessey, on Friday morning. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

One person was taken to hospital after a crash involving four cars.

Officers were called to the junction where Dereham Road meets Longwater Lane in Costessey at 8.10am on Friday.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Police said a blue BMW, a white van, a white Audi and a Ford Fiesta were involved.

One person involved was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to be treated for back injuries.

Both lanes were closed for a period as the Audi and the Ford had to be recovered.

Police left the scene shortly before 10am.

An eye-witness said it affected city-bound lanes, and that traffic was queueing back to the Longwater junction with the A47.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area and find an alternative route into the city, though the usual diversion route for those coming from the west – the A47 Norwich Southern Bypass – was also busy due to roadworks.

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