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Man suffers serious head injury in accident that closed busy rural Norfolk road

PUBLISHED: 08:31 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 16 October 2018

A serious accident has closed the B1077 at Winfarthing. PHOTO: Simon Parkin

A serious accident has closed the B1077 at Winfarthing. PHOTO: Simon Parkin

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A man remains in hospital after suffering serious head injuries in an accident that closed a busy South Norfolk road between Attleborough and Diss.

A serious accident has closed the B1077 at Winfarthing. PHOTO: Simon ParkinA serious accident has closed the B1077 at Winfarthing. PHOTO: Simon Parkin

Emergency services were called shortly after 3pm on yesterday (October 15) to Winfarthing following a collision involving two cars on the B1077.

A blue Kia Rio, which was travelling from Attleborough towards Winfarthing, and a grey Ford Mondeo, which was travelling in the opposite direction, collided at Short Green.

The driver of the Kia, a man aged in his 60s, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with a serious head injury, where he remains for treatment.

The driver of the Ford, a man aged in his 50s, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A serious accident has closed the B1077 at Winfarthing. PHOTO: Simon ParkinA serious accident has closed the B1077 at Winfarthing. PHOTO: Simon Parkin

The road was closed whilst emergency services attended. Fire crews from Diss, Attleborough and Long Stratton used specialist rescue and cutting equipment.

The road was reopened at about 9pm. The B1077 is a rural two carriageways road with long straight sections but with sharp turns and section passing through small villages. The stretch of the where the accident occurred has a 50mph limit.

Police are appealing for witnesses and are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the collision or has dash-cam footage of the incident.

They should contact PC Craig Knowles at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101 quoting reference 227 of 15/10/2018.

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