Man in his 30s remains in critical condition after A12 crash

Emergency services attend the scene of a road traffic collision on the A12 at Wrentham.

Emergency services attend the scene of a road traffic collision on the A12 at Wrentham. - Credit: Nick Butcher

A man, believed to be from the Coventry area, remains in a critical condition in hospital after a serious crash in Wrentham.

Emergency services on the A12 at Wrentham after a van was involved in a collision with a bus. Pictur

Emergency services on the A12 at Wrentham after a van was involved in a collision with a bus. Pictures: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Emergency services were called to the A12 northbound at Wrentham with the junction of Priory Road and Lock Lane at just after 5.50am yesterday (Wednesday) to reports of a crash between a First bus and a Transit-type van.

The male van driver, believed to be in his 30s, was freed from his vehicle by firefighters and treated by paramedics at the scene.

He was taken by ambulance to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston with serious injuries, before being taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge at 10.45am.

He remains in a critical but stable condition this morning (Thursday).

Fire crews from Wrentham, Lowestoft South and Southwold attended the scene, using hydraulic rescue equipment to free the van driver and provided medical support to both casualties until the arrival of the ambulance service.

The male driver of the bus was treated at the scene by paramedics but suffered no serious injuries a police spokesman said.

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A spokesman for First Buses confirmed there were no passengers on the bus, only the driver.

The bus had dropped off a number of Bernard Matthews employees in Norfolk and was on its way back to Lowestoft at the time of the crash, the First spokesman added.

The road reopened at 2.10pm after being closed for more than eight hours.

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