Man freed after car crushed under HGV

Emergency crews have spent the morning battling to free a man trapped in his car which was wedged under a lorry.Three fire engines were called to the scene, on the A11 at Roudham, at 6.

Emergency crews have spent the morning battling to free a man trapped in his car which was wedged under a lorry.

Three fire engines were called to the scene, on the A11 at Roudham, at 6.40am, to reports of a Renault Laguna crushed under an HGV.

Officers spent an hour using a winch and hydraulic equipment trying to free the driver, who is described as being around 40-years-old.

Shortly after 7.30am he was released from the car and taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where he is in a serious condition.

The incident happened on the Norwich bound carriageway, with both vehicles ending up in the central reservation.

As a result the A11 is currently closed between the Breckland Lodge roundabout and the B1111 junction at East Harling while police investigate the scene. Police are expecting to re-open the stretch of road later in the afternoon.

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The lorry driver is unhurt but being treated for shock.

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