Teenager airlifted to hospital after crash near Great Yarmouth

A 14-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital with head injuries today after being involved in a car crash.

The crash happened at about 1pm outside the Berney Arms in Halvergate Marshes, near Great Yarmouth .

The girl was a passenger in a car with her 28-year-old sister when it crashed into a dyke.

It is thought the older woman, who works as a waitress at the Berney Arms, suffered an ankle injury, while her sister suffered a cut to the head.

Dr Jeremy Mauger and critical care Paramedic Ben Caine from the East Anglian Air Ambulance were flown to the remote scene by Capt Andy Lett and landed in a field nearby.

The 14-year-old had sustained a laceration to her scalp, and the crew monitored her during the flight to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where she was further assessed and treated.

An East Anglian Air Ambulance spokeswoman said the incident showed the value of the service.

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'The remote location is two miles away from the nearest road making it almost impossible for a land ambulance to reach,' she said.

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