Man treated for chest injuries following A1066 collision

A man was taken to hospital following a collision on the Thetford to Diss road. Picture: East of Eng

A man was taken to hospital following a collision on the Thetford to Diss road. Picture: East of England Ambulance Service. - Credit: Archant

A man was treated at the roadside after being involved in a collision on the main Thetford to Diss road.

The accident involved two cars and occurred on the A1066 near the junction to the village of Gasthorpe at around 2.20pm on yesterday (September 24).

A volunteer critical care paramedic from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, an emergency medical charity that provides specially trained doctors and critical care paramedics to assist the ambulance service at the scenes of serious incidents, was mobilised to attend the collision.

They were the first on the scene and treated a male patient for chest injuries at the roadside before they were later taken to hospital by land ambulance.

The Gasthorpe crossroads on the A1066 has been the scene of several collisions in recent years. In 2015 two people suffered fractures and another has been taken to hospital after a four vehicle collision.


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