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Appeal after crash on A1101 near Wisbech leaves man with "critical" injuries

PUBLISHED: 13:53 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:24 16 November 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision in Emneth, between a lorry and a car at the Gaultree junctionat 1.24am on Thursday, November 16. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision in Emneth, between a lorry and a car at the Gaultree junctionat 1.24am on Thursday, November 16. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary

A man is in a critical condition after a collision involving a car and a lorry.

The scene of the collision involving a car and a lorry at Emneth. Picture: Chris BishopThe scene of the collision involving a car and a lorry at Emneth. Picture: Chris Bishop

He was driving a Ford Focus which collided head-on with the HGV on the 1101 near Wisbech in the early hours of this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened at the Gaultree junction with the Outwell Road, Emneth, at around 1.25am.

The driver of the car was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The alarm was raised after a passing ambulance crew saw the collision, which left debris strewn alongside the northbound carriageway.

An East of England Ambulance spokesman said: “At just before 1.30am today one of our ambulance crews witnessed a serious collision on Outwell Road, Emneth.

“The ambulance crew treated a man who had suffered serious injuries. An ambulance officer, rapid response vehicle and response car from Magpas were also dispatched.

“The man was treated at scene and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a critical condition. He was later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further care.”

The single carriageway road between Wisbech and Outwell was closed for more than eight hours as specialist crash investigators examined the scene. It has now re-opened.

The A10 was also closed this morning after a collision involving two cars and a lorry near Watlington. It has now re-opened.

A police spokesperson said the drivers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police say witnesses should call Swaffham road policing on 101.

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