Driving instructor in hospital after hit and run crash during lesson

The aftermath of the A47 crash Picture: NxtGen Driving Academy <i>(Image: NxtGen Driving Academy)</i>
The aftermath of the A47 crash Picture: NxtGen Driving Academy (Image: NxtGen Driving Academy)

A driving instructor is in hospital with serious injuries following a head-on crash on the A47 between the car she was in and a van.

The instructor, who is in her 30s, was with a pupil on a driving lesson in a Vauxhall Corsa when a van allegedly overtook a lorry and crashed into her car on the A47 Acle Straight yesterday morning.

Eastern Daily Press: The damage to the NxtGen Driving Academy car after the crash
Eastern Daily Press: The damage to the NxtGen Driving Academy car after the crash

The damage to the NxtGen Driving Academy car after the crash (Image: NxtGen Driving Academy)The crash, which happened between 8.10 and 8.20am, caused injuries to both the instructor and pupil.

A male driver and two female passengers exited the silver Vauxhall Vivaro van and fled the scene with police now searching for them.

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Eastern Daily Press: A silver Vauxhall van was also involved in the crash
Eastern Daily Press: A silver Vauxhall van was also involved in the crash

A silver Vauxhall van was also involved in the crash (Image: NxtGen Driving Academy)NxtGen Driving Academy say that the female driving instructor is still in hospital in a lot of pain and that the pupil, who suffered cuts and bruises, is shaken up by the ordeal.

A Norfolk police spokesman added:  "The passenger of the Corsa, a woman aged in her 30s, suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to James Paget Hospital, where she remains.

"Occupants of the Vivaro van failed to stop at the scene. Enquiries are ongoing to locate them."

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said that two ambulances, an ambulance officer vehicle and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the crash, where they assessed five patients, taking one to James Paget University Hospital and the other to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Anyone with any information or relevant dashcam footage of the incident is asked to get in touch with Norfolk police by visiting www.norfolk.police.uk/tell-us, emailing John.WRIGHT1@norfolk.police.uk or calling 101. Quote reference NC-16052024-60