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Emergency services attend town centre after collision involving car and man

PUBLISHED: 11:59 18 December 2018

Police and ambulance were called to Dereham following an incident of a pedestrian being hit by car. Picture: Dan Bennett

Police and ambulance were called to Dereham following an incident of a pedestrian being hit by car. Picture: Dan Bennett

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An elderly man was taken to hospital after he was hit by a car in Dereham town centre on Monday morning.

Police and ambulance were called to Dereham following an incident of a pedestrian being hit by car. Picture: Dan BennettPolice and ambulance were called to Dereham following an incident of a pedestrian being hit by car. Picture: Dan Bennett

The ambulance service were called at around 8:30am and the police were also called to assist.

It involved a Ford Focus and an elderly man, on Church Street, and police officers blocked off the road while the incident was being dealt with.

Staff from a local business were on hand to help the man and one said: “I heard the bang and saw him go up in the air. His ankle looked broken.

“I just got down and hung onto him. I kept talking to him and calming him down.

“We had to try and keep the lady driving the car calm. She was really upset.”

No arrests have been made and the elderly man was seen being placed onto a stretcher at around 9am and was then transported to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

An employee at a business nearby said: “There was a large police presence. I saw an old guy on the floor.

“Police stayed for around ten minutes after it had been dealt with.”

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