Royal Mail lorry crashes through wall into Norwich park

A much-loved mural was destroyed after a Royal Mail lorry careered through a wall into a Norwich park. The crash happened in Rosary Road shortly before 6am on Monday.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson Fire crews from Carrow and Sprowston were called to the scene shortly after, to assist the ambulance service.

Significant damage could be seen to the front of the lorry, as recovery work was under way at around 9am. A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service said it sent a rapid response car to the scene to treat one person, but that they did not need to be taken to hospital. A wall in Old Library Wood was destroyed in the crash, along with a mural created by volunteers last year.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

Rubble could be seen scattered across the grass, including brickwork and metal railings.

The road is currently closed with police on scene.

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A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A recovery vehicle pulls the lorry from the park.

A recovery vehicle pulls the lorry from the park. – Credit: Submitted

A recovery vehicle pulls the lorry from the park.

A recovery vehicle pulls the lorry from the park. – Credit: Submitted

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning.

A Royal Mail lorry crashed through a wall in Rosary Road, Norwich, on Monday morning. – Credit: Emily Thomson