UPDATE: Emergency vehicle involved in Litcham crash was driving to urgent call in Beetley

An ambulance service rapid response vehicle that crashed in Litcham this morning was using sirens and flashing lights as it drove to an urgent call in Beetley.

The paramedic in the emergency vehicle treated a woman in the other car for neck pain and possible spinal injuries before an ambulance arrived and took her to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

An ambulance spokesman said the collision happened in Back Lane, Litcham, at 11.03am today, Wednesday April 25.

A fire service spokesman said two people were trapped in their vehicles, but one was released before fire crews from Massingham and Swaffham arrived.

They used hydraulic rescue equipment to free the other person, and declared the incident over at 12.08pm.

The road is expected to close later today when BT engineers repair the telegraph pole.

The rapid response vehicle had been responding to a patient in Beetley who was having breathing problems. Another car was sent to the village, and arrived five minutes later to treat them.

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