Man in late teens suffers serious injuries after motorcycle crash

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A man has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg, wrist and pelvic injuries following a crash between a car and a motorbike in Earsham, near Bungay.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision on Old Railway Road, Earsham just before 11pm last night (Saturday).

The crash led to the closure of the A143 road between Bungay and the Earsham junction, with diversions put in place through Bungay.

Police, an ambulance crew, ambulance officer and critical care paramedic from Norfolk Accident Rescue Service all attended the scene, with one man in his late teens – the motorcycle rider – treated for his injuries.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) said they were called at 10.52pm last night following reports of a collision between a car and motorcycle on Old Railway Road, Earsham.

'An ambulance crew, ambulance officer and critical care paramedic from Norfolk Accident Rescue Service treated one patient – a man in his late teens – who had suffered a suspected broken leg, wrist and pelvic injury,' the spokesman said.

'He was taken by ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in a serious, but stable condition. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.'

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A police spokesman said: 'The motorcycle rider suffered serious leg, wrist and spinal injuries. The injuries are serious but not life-threatening.'

The A143 road had re-opened within a couple of hours.