Update: Salhouse road crash victim no longer in critical condition

The aftermath of a road crash at Salhouse. The aftermath of a road crash at Salhouse.

Friday, February 21, 2014
2:32 PM

A man left in hospital following a crash at Salhouse is no longer in a critical condition, police have said.

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Emergency services, including police, fire crews from Wroxham, Carrow and Earlham, the air ambulance, five land ambulances and a rapid response car, were called after three vehicles – a silver Volkswagen Passat, a silver Kia Sedona and a blue Jaguar S-Type - were in collision on the B1140 Bell Lane outside the Salhouse Lodge Inn at around 9.30pm on Wednesday.

Five people were injured and taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Three of the casualties were from the Volkswagen. Officers said the male driver and a male passenger suffered more minor injuries, but a second male passenger suffered life-threatening head and pelvic injuries and was airlifted to hospital.

The female driver of the Kia suffered serious chest, arm, pelvic and leg injuries, while the male driver of the Jaguar suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

A spokesperson from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said two BASICS doctors, an ambulance officer, air ambulance medics from Magpas in their response car, as well the East Anglian Air Ambulance were also called to the scene.

They said at the time: “One man, believed to be in his 20s, sustained head and possible pelvic injuries. He was anaethetised on scene by critical care paramedics and was deemed major trauma positive. He was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in a critical condition.”

But Norfolk police today said his condition was no longer critical, although it was still serious. The woman who was driving the Kia is also still in hospital, with her condition described as serious.

The road was closed until 3.20am while a collision investigation got underway.

Police are appealing for witnesses and officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision or saw the manner of driving of any of the vehicles beforehand.

Contact PC Stuart Evans at Acle Roads Policing on 101.

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