Two people in their 80s have “potentially life-threatening” injuries after crash in Drayton

Two people in their 80s are tonight in a serious condition with 'potentially life-threatening injuries' following a crash in Drayton.

The accident happened just before 3pm at Hall Lane and involved two cars – a VW Lupo and VW Passat.

The cars are thought to have crashed head on.

Two people in the Lupo were trapped in their vehicle for some time and had to be cut out by fire crews. A Norfolk police spokesman said the pair were both in their 80s and were from the Taverham area.

They were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with what he described as 'very, very serious injuries, potentially life-threatening'.

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A 45-year-old man, who was driving the Passat, received neck injuries although they were not thought to be serious.

The road was closed throughout the rush hour as emergency services, including fire crews from Earlham and Sprowston, attended and investigators began looking into the cause of the crash.

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The police spokesman said it had happened during the afternoon's heavy wind and rain.

The road re-opened just after 6pm.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact police on 101.

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