Emergency workers rescue two from vehicles after Broads crash

Fire crews called to building fire in Blakeney. Picture: Archant Library.

Fire crews called to building fire in Blakeney. Picture: Archant Library.

Two people had to be cut out of vehicles following a road accident in the Norfolk Broads.

Police, Norfolk Fire and Rescue and ambulance crews rushed to the scene of the crash at the junction of Brumstead Road and Stepping Stone Lane, Stalham at around 2.30pm on Tuesday (January 30).

A man and a woman were treated for injuries there, before being taken to James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth for further treatment.

A Fire and Rescue statement said: 'Appliances from Stalham and North Walsham attended a road traffic collision on Brumstead Road.

'Two people were trapped in the vehicles and the crews used enhanced hydraulic rescue equipment to release them.

'Casualty care and scene safety was also carried out and assistance given to the Police and Ambulance Service.'

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: 'A rapid response vehicle and two ambulances attended.

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'A man, believed to be in his late teens, was treated for a suspected back injury, and a woman, believed to be in her 40s, was treated for suspected neck pain.

'Both were taken to James Paget Hospital by ambulance for further treatment. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.'