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Update: Elderly man airlifted to hospital after accidents in Rollesby, Felthorpe and Billockby

12:58 08 December 2012

A man in his 80s was airlifted to hospital this morning after a clutch of road accidents across Norfolk.

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At 11am police, fire and paramedics were called to Rollesby after a two vehicle crash on Main Road.

Firefighters from Great Yarmouth used hydraulic cutting gear to remove the roof from one of the cars to free an elderly man from the wreckage.

Ambulance crews attended to three casualties. One, who was among those trapped, was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, while the other two were taken by land ambulance to the James Paget Hospital.

All three had suffered possible spinal injuries and needed spinal board extraction.

The road was blocked during the recovery and drivers were advised to take an alternative route.

Emergency crews were also called to Billockby after a car came off the road and went into a field at around 11.35am.

And they were then called to a collision involving a car and a motorbike on Reepham Road, Felthorpe at around 11.45am.

The male motorcyclist is believed to have suffered a broken leg.

Reepham Road was closed at the junction with Brands Lane.

A police spokesman said it was thought the low lying sun may have been a factor in the crashes.

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