Man taken to hospital after crash near Downham Market

A MAN was taken to hospital in Kings Lynn with head and arm injuries after a crash involving a lorry and a car on the edge of Downham Market.

Fire crews from Downham Market, Kings Lynn, Wisbech and Swaffham were called to the scene, near Denver Playing Field, after the crash between a Volvo lorry and grey Renault Megane.

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to release a man, who was the only person in the car, before making the vehicles and scene safe and assisting paramedics and police officers.

The A1122 was closed for almost two hours between the A10 junction and the B1507 Downham Road junction following the crash at 12.45pm but has since reopened in both directions.

The collision comes two days after a teenager died after he was involved in a collision with a car close to the Bexwell Roundabout, near Downham Market.

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Police said a blue VW Sharan was travelling along the road when it was involved in a collision with a male pedestrian at around 12.20am on Saturday morning.

The 17-year-old, who has not yet been named, suffered serious injuries.

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He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn but he died a short time later.

There are still bunches of flowers and tributes marking the spot where the crash happened, which is a mile from where today’s crash happened.

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