Update: Man was taken to hospital after colliding with a deer and lamp post in Dereham

A man had to be cut free from his car and taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning after crashing into a deer and a lamp post.

Police were called to Quebec Road at 1.15am following the crash and two fire crews from Dereham were also sent to the scene at 1.45am to use hydraulic rescue equipment to cut the roof from the Vauxhall Corsa to release the man.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed the man had been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, saying: 'We were called at 1.19am to Quebec Road, Dereham to reports that a car had collided with a deer then a lamp post.

'Information from police was that the patient, a 42-year-old man, had initially got out of the car then returned to it and started complaining of neck and back pain so fire were called to free him.'

There were no other vehicles involved in the crash and the scene was cleared soon after the crash.

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