UPDATE: 18-year-old man in a ‘serious condition’ after Carbrooke crash

An 18-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after a car hit a tree near Watton this morning.

The crash involved a grey Volkswagen Polo and happened on the B1108 Norwich Road in Carbrooke, near the B1077 junction, at around 11.20am.

Firefighters from Hingham and Watton cut two men out of the car and the passenger was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, by the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

A Norfolk police spokesman said he was in a 'serious condition'.

The driver, also an 18-year-old man, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by ambulance with less serious injuries.

His condition is currently described as stable, according to the police spokesman.

The Volkswagen Polo was travelling towards Watton when it hit the tree.

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Police were also called and the road was shut until just after 2pm.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen the car before the crash happened.

Witnesses are asked to contact PC Matt Gouldsmith at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101.

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