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Update: child dies in crash between March and Wisbech

17:05 24 September 2012

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18-month-old killed in B1101 crash in Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire

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A toddler has been killed in a Fenland road crash.

Emergency services were called to Friday Bridge, near Wisbech this morning after a two-vehicle crash which closed the road for five hours.

An 18-month-old child died at the scene, said a spokesman for East Anglian Air Ambulance.

A helicopter crew from the service, along with another from Magpas Helimedix, were called to the crash on Elm Road at around 10.50am.

A man in the same car as the toddler suffered head and chest injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, by East Anglian Air Ambulance with “life-threatening” injuries.

The occupant of the other vehicle involved, also a man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn, by land ambulance.

“Sadly, despite all the best efforts of the Helimedix, working alongside fire and rescue crews and the police, a young child was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time,” said a Magpas spokesman.

“The child was given the best possible chance of survival, it is very, very sad. It is very upsetting for the crew and everybody involved,” she added.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Air Ambulance said: “It’s very traumatic for them because it involved a child. They are a bit shaken up about this one.”

The road re-opened at around 2.40pm.

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