Woman airlifted to hospital following crash between lorry and car on A134 at Northwold

The lorry fire which closed the A134 at Northwold. Picture: EEAST HART

The lorry fire which closed the A134 at Northwold. Picture: EEAST HART - Credit: Archant

A woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a crash between a car and lorry at Northwold, with the lorry catching fire.

The lorry fire which closed the A134 at Northwold. Picture: EEAST HART

The lorry fire which closed the A134 at Northwold. Picture: EEAST HART - Credit: Archant

A silver Ford Mondeo was in collision with a lorry on the A143, close to the Brandon crossroads, at around 10.40am on Sunday.

The female passenger in the Mondeo was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, by the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said she had suffered serious head and leg injuries.

The drivers of both the vehicles were not injured.

The lorry fire which closed the A134 at Northwold. Picture: EEAST HART

The lorry fire which closed the A134 at Northwold. Picture: EEAST HART - Credit: Archant


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A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust said one ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, one ambulance officer, one unit from the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the air ambulance attended.

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The road was closed between Northwold and the Mundford roundabout well into Sunday evening after the lorry caught fire and its contents melted on the road.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service sent appliances from Thetford, Brandon, Downham Market and King's Lynn, to tackle the fire in the lorry's trailer.

The specialist Norfolk Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, based at Dereham fire station, were also sent to help.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the collision, should contact Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.

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