CRASH UPDATE: A47 now open after four hurt in Middleton crash

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Four people have been injured, two of them seriously, following a crash on the A47 at Middleton this afternoon, Thursday. April 17.

The road has only just re-opened following the crash, which happened at around 1.50pm today, causing major traffic congestion around Lynn as commuters and holiday makers try to get away for the Easter break.

Police say there have been no other traffic incidents in the town.

Emergency crews were called after a car and a lorry collided close to the Crown pub. The car then struck a wall.

Police say two people were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious injuries, while two others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Terry Hicks, a paramedic officer who attended the scene, said earlier: “The car had gone into a wall after colliding with the lorry and a man was trapped inside. It was a tricky extrication and the man suffered injuries to his shoulder, arm and pelvis but he was quite lucky as they weren’t as serious as we first thought.

“We also treated a woman for what could be a serious pelvic injury. Both were conveyed by land to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.”

The crash site is only a short distance from the spot where three people died in a collision at East Winch last month.

And news of today’s incident sparked an angry reaction from people who contacted the Lynn News on Twitter, calling for action to make the road safer.

Middleton resident Don Taylor asked: “How many more accidents on the Middleton stretch of the A47 before something is done?”

And Graham Tinkler said: “Quick, install a 30mph speed limit, put up speed cameras and build a bypass.”