Child airlifted to hospital after crash on the A47 near King’s Lynn

Picture: Colin Finch

Picture: Colin Finch - Credit: Colin Finch

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash on the A47 at North Runcton, near King's Lynn, last night.

A young male child sustained serious head and chest injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in a critical but stable condition.

A second patient, the driver of one of the two cars involved, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn with abdominal injuries, in a stable condition.

Ryan Warwick, a full-time critical care paramedic based in King's Lynn, praised the team work of the emergency services involved.

Mr Warwick, who volunteers for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS), was called to the scene from his home in Marham at around 8.40pm.

RAF First Responders, Health Care Referral Team, MAGPAS Medical Team, East Anglian Air Ambulance and four East of England Ambulance crews were among those to attend the scene.

'The team work was fantastic. It's almost seamless, everybody does very well to the limit of their capacity. We are bringing that level of critical care to the scene in a voluntary capacity,' said Mr Warwick, who was accompanied by Carl Smith, another critical care paramedic who was called from home.

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Paramedics assisted seven patients.

Three fire crews - one from King's Lynn South and two from King's Lynn North - were also called to the incident and were at the scene for about an hour and a half.

Two cars were involved in the incident, which resulted in the A47 being closed to traffic.