A Downham Market man seriously injured in a crash which claimed the lives of a woman and a toddler is still fighting for his life in hospital this morning.

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The man, believed to be in his late 20s, was driving a gold BMW which crashed into a tree on a major route connecting Thetford and King’s Lynn yesterday morning.

A Norfolk Police spokesman confirmed he is still in a critical condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge following the crash at 7.30am on the A134 at Crimplesham, near Downham Market.

The female passenger, believed to be in her early 20s, died at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics and doctors at the scene. The 14-month-old boy was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn, with “critical” injuries but died a few hours later.

The trio involved in yesterday’s crash are understood to be from the same family unit and Eastern European foreign nationals living in Downham Market. Police officers were last night said to be trying to trace family members overseas.

There were no other vehicles involved in the crash, which was about 400 yards away from the Main Road junction heading away from King’s Lynn. It is also still not known yet what caused the 318 BMW to leave the road on the straight section of the road, lined with trees.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the manner of driving of the vehicle should contact Norfolk Constabulary’s serious collision investigation team on 101.

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