Driver taken to hospital with ‘life-threatening’ injuries after two-vehicle crash on B1135 between Yaxham and Dereham

A 49-year-old man was taken to hospital this morning with life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision on the B1135 between Dereham and Yaxham this morning.

Police, firefighters from Dereham and Watton, paramedics and the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) were called to Dereham Road, in Yaxham, near Yaxham Waters holiday park at around 10.15am.

A police spokesman said a blue Ford Focus, travelling towards Dereham, and a silver Renault Traffic van, travelling towards Yaxham, were involved in the collision and the 49-year-old man who was driving the car was trapped.

The driver of the van, a man in his 50s, was uninjured.

An ambulance spokesman said the car driver was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with an open fracture to his right thigh as well as chest and pelvic injuries.

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She added that they were 'serious and traumatic injuries' and a spokesman from the EAAA said the injuries were 'life-threatening'.

A crew from the EAAA provided support in the land ambulance, which took him to hospital.

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The road was blocked for nearly four hours from the Cutthroat Lane junction, which joins the B1135 Dereham Road, in Yaxham, to the Westfield Lane junction, which joins the B1135 Yaxham Road, in Dereham.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or seen either vehicle prior to the incident.

Witnesses should contact PC Chris Chambers at Norfolk Police on 101.

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