Update: child dies in crash between March and Wisbech

18-month-old killed in B1101 crash in Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire

A toddler has been killed in a Fenland road crash.

Emergency services were called to Friday Bridge, near Wisbech this morning after a two-vehicle crash which closed the road for five hours.

An 18-month-old child died at the scene, said a spokesman for East Anglian Air Ambulance.

A helicopter crew from the service, along with another from Magpas Helimedix, were called to the crash on Elm Road at around 10.50am.

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A man in the same car as the toddler suffered head and chest injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, by East Anglian Air Ambulance with 'life-threatening' injuries.

The occupant of the other vehicle involved, also a man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King's Lynn, by land ambulance.

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'Sadly, despite all the best efforts of the Helimedix, working alongside fire and rescue crews and the police, a young child was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time,' said a Magpas spokesman.

'The child was given the best possible chance of survival, it is very, very sad. It is very upsetting for the crew and everybody involved,' she added.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Air Ambulance said: 'It's very traumatic for them because it involved a child. They are a bit shaken up about this one.'

The road re-opened at around 2.40pm.

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