Two drivers seriously injured after collision on A1075 in Toftwood, near Dereham

Firefighters freed two drivers who were trapped in their cars after a collision in Toftwood, near Dereham, yesterday evening.

One car caught fire after the accident between a Vauxhall Nova and Vauxhall Corsa on the A1075 near the Co-op opposite School Lane at about 5.45pm on Thursday April 12.

A fire service spokesman said the fire was small, and quickly extinguished.

One driver was cut free by firefighters using hydraulic equipment at 6.30pm, while the other was trapped for more than an hour before being released at 7pm.

A police spokesman said both suffered serious injuries, and were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Two fire crews from Dereham, one from Watton and one from Hingham attended, as well as police and ambulance, and the A1075 was closed for about two and a half hours.

Police are investigating.

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