Lucky escape after driver crashes into tree off country road

PUBLISHED: 15:31 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:07 19 January 2018

Norwich road between the village of Edgefield and Holt. Picture Google.

Norwich road between the village of Edgefield and Holt. Picture Google.


A driver had a lucky escape after his vehicle left the country road he was travelling on and collided with a tree.

A man in his 50s was treated by an ambulance crew after the blue Vauxhall Astra he was driving hit a tree just after 7am today (Friday, January 19) on the B1149 Norwich Road between the village of Edgefield and Holt.

Police also attended the single-vehicle crash, after being called out at 7.22am.

A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 7.22 am today (January 19) to a road traffic collision on Norwich Road, Edgefield.

“An ambulance attended and treated the patient, a man in his 50s, at the scene.

“The patient did not require transfer to hospital.”

Police reported the road had been cleared by 9.36am.

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