UPDATE: Elderly woman in critical condition following Northrepps crash

An elderly woman remains in a critical condition after being airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries following a two vehicle smash near Northrepps.

The woman, who is in her 70s and from the Cromer area, was taken by air ambulance to the Norwich and Norfolk Hospital after being involved in the crash between a car and a lorry yesterday.

Her condition this afternoon is said to be critical but stable.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A149 Norwich road at Crossdale Street where firefighters had to cut the woman out of the grey Ford Fusion. She was then wheeled on a stretcher to the waiting helicopter, which landed in a nearby field.

East of England Ambulance Service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: 'On arrival, a woman was found in a critical condition. Paramedics and doctors worked extremely hard to treat, stabilise and immobilise her at the roadside before she was airlifted by the East Anglian Air Ambulance to hospital.'

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Firefighters from Cromer and Sheringham made the Ford Fusion and the lorry - a white 40 tonne DAF truck - safe before leaving the scene. Police were also called and closed the road to traffic for more than two hours.

Police appealed for any witnesses who saw the crash, or the manner of driving for either vehicle beforehand to call Acle Road Policing Department on 0845 4564567.

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Officers said the Ford had been travelling on New Road, towards the junction of the A149 Crossdale Street, while the truck was travelling from the Cromer direction.

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