Men injured in head-on crash at Palgrave near Diss

Two men were taken to hospital following a head-on crash between a pick-up truck and car on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

Emergency services were called to Palgrave, near Diss, following the collision at about 5pm last night.

The crash involved a blue Volkswagen Golf and a silver Isuzu Rodeo pick-up truck in Lion Road, near St John's House, a care home for adults with learning difficulties.

The driver of the Golf, a 59-year-old man, was rushed to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, with a broken pelvis.

The man driving the pick-up truck, believed to be in his early 60s, also suffered serious injuries in the collision. He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with fractured ribs and a broken sternum.

A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service said they sent a paramedic, two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle to the scene. He said both men were conscious and breathing when crews arrived.

The road was closed off for more than four hours between the A143 and central Palgrave while the crash scene was cleared.

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Sian Bunbury, chairman of Palgrave Parish Council, said: 'They have been a couple of minor accidents there in Lion Road in the past but I wouldn't say it's an accident blackspot. But it's outside the 30mph speed limit section of Palgrave. It's not a regular blackspot but there's a bend outside St John's House.'

Contact PC Allie Cotton at the serious collision investigation team at Suffolk Police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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