Five-vehicle crash on A1067 leaves lorry overturned and road blocked

Fakenham Road crash blocks road in Morton-on-the-Hill

A police officer standing in the middle of Fakenham Road which has been closed following a crash - Credit: Kate Wolstenholme

The A1067 Fakenham Road was closed following a serious crash which has left an 18-tonne lorry overturned.

The collision happened at about 11am on Monday, April 11, near Lenwade.

Five vehicles are involved including two cars, two vans and the lorry. 

Fakenham Road crash in Morton-on-the-Hill

A lorry is turned away from Fakenham Road by police following the crash - Credit: Kate Wolstenholme

The road was blocked between Marl Hill and Old Fakenham Road between Morton-on-Hill and Attlebridge.

An East Anglian Air Ambulance attended and one person has been taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care.

Fakenham Road crash

Fakenham Road has been closed following a serious collision which left a lorry overturned and one person taken to hospital - Credit: Kate Wolstenholme

A Norfolk Police spokeswoman said: "Officers were called to a five-vehicle collision on Fakenham Road in Morton-on-Hill. 

"An 18-tonne lorry has completely overturned and is blocking the road.

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"Currently only minor injuries have been reported and there is lots of debris and the barrier on the near side has been damaged.

"The road is expected to be closed for some time."

Four fire crews from Carrow, Sprowston, Earlham and Reepham attended the scene.

Bus services were diverted due to the crash.

First services were suspended through Attlebridge, Lenwade, Bawdeswell, Foxley, Pensthorpe & Fakenham.

Fakenham Road crash in Morton-on-the-Hill

The Chilver family had a roadside picnic after being unable to reach their destination of Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park due to the Fakenham Road crash blocking the road - Credit: Kate Wolstenholme

One family hoping to visit Roarr! Dinsoaur Adventure Park were forced to take to the roadside for a picnic following the crash.

The bus they were travelling on couldn't take them any further and they were told to get off.

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