Casualty airlifted to hospital after two-vehicle collision in Mendham, near Harleston

The emergency services are currently attending an incident in Chedgrave. Picture: Archant

The emergency services are currently attending an incident in Chedgrave. Picture: Archant - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2011

A casualty who was trapped in a vehicle after a collision was freed by fire crews and airlifted to hospital.

Emergency services - including firefighters from both Norfolk and Suffolk, members of the ambulance service and Suffolk police - attended the scene of the collision between a VW Passat and Ford Transit van in Metfield Road, Mendham, near Harleston on Tuesday, March 28.

Fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to free a casualty who was trapped in one of the vehicles.

Two patients were treated at the scene. A women in her late 30s was treated for a suspected fractured leg and pelvic injury before being airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

A man was also treated for chest injuries and taken to the NNUH by a land ambulance.


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Anyone who witnessed the accident should contact Suffolk Police on 101.

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