Man suffers 'potentially life-changing' injury in A12 crash

The East of England Ambulance Service, firefighters from Lowestoft South fire station and the rapid

The rapid response vehicle from the East Anglian Air Ambulance, police and EEAST responded. Picture: Lowestoft South Fire Station Twitter - Credit: Lowestoft South Fire Station Twitter

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital following a serious crash on the A12.

Police, the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) and a rapid response vehicle responded after the man was involved in a collision with a car on the A12 at Henstead, near Lowestoft about 9.15pm on January 5.

Officers are appealing for witnesses following the serious crash on the A12 in Henstead, involving a male pedestrian and a blue Vauxhall Corsa.

A police spokesman said: "The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston for treatment to a potentially life-changing leg injury."

The northbound section of the A12 was closed for over two hours, reopening at 11.35pm. 

An air ambulance spokesman said: "The critical care team from Anglia One was tasked near to Lowestoft by rapid response vehicle to assist EEAST and police with a man in his 30s who was injured in a road traffic collision. 

"Doctor Victor Inyang and critical care paramedic Ben Caine gave the patient a full assessment and provided enhanced care at the scene, including sedating the patient and splinting an injury."

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Witnesses – including anyone driving in the area at the time with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle – should contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team at Martlesham, quoting reference 808/21 on 101 or email Byron.Hearsum@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

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