UPDATE: Worker crushed by machine at A11 works

A road worker has been injured this afternoon after his leg was crushed by a road roller on the side of the A11 near Wymondham.

Emergency services were called to the accident, which took place at the Station Lane junction in Ketteringham, just after 3pm today.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said they received a report at 3.02pm after the man, in his 30s, had his lower leg trapped by the machinery.

Firefighters from Norwich and Hethersett used a winch, hydraulic rescue equipment, and air bags to release the injured man at 4.10pm.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called, but the man was taken by land ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a lower leg injury.

The Highways Agency is currently working on a scheme to close the gaps in the A11 central reservation at Ketteringham as part of a scheme to improve road safety.

A spokesman for the Highways Agency, said: 'We can confirm a subcontractor working on behalf of the Highways Agency was involved in an incident on the A11 near Norwich on Thursday afternoon. Our thoughts are with him. Our contractors are co-operating fully with the appropriate authorities investigating the incident.'