Woman in life threatening condition and four others injured after collision involving tractor near Thetford

Police have been called to a crash in Fakenham. Picture: James Bass

Police have been called to a crash in Fakenham. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

An elderly woman sustained life-threatening injuries after a collision involving a tractor and two other vehicles.

The East of England Ambulance Service was called at 2.31pm to reports of the collision on the A1066 at Brettenham.

A car had collided with a trailer attached to the back of a tractor, and was then hit by another car.

Two ambulances, two ambulance officers and a community first responder who was passing attended the scene and treated six patients, four of whom are described as elderly and one of whom had sustained a head injury.

One patient, an elderly woman, sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance.


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A man and a woman, who were travelling in one of the cars, were taken by land ambulance to West Suffolk Hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A woman and two men, who were travelling in the other car with the seriously injured woman, were taken by land ambulance to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

Norfolk Police were called to the scene at 2.40pm and closed the road to deal with the incident.

Two fire crews from Thetford and Attleborough were called at 3pm.

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