Teenager and man in hospital after Great Yarmouth car crash

PUBLISHED: 16:43 01 September 2011 | UPDATED: 16:48 01 September 2011




A TEENAGER and man in his 40s were still in hospital last night after a car crash near Great Yarmouth left them with serious injuries.

The accident occurred on Friday last week when a Renault Laguna and Chevrolet 4x4 were involved in a head-on crash a mile from the Vauxhall Holiday Park on the Acle straight.

The teenage boy was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a broken shoulder, a broken arm, a ruptured diaphragm and back injuries.

Meanwhile, the man was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich with a punctured lung and a broken rib.

A two-year-old boy was also admitted to the James Paget University Hospital with cuts to the head, but has been discharged.

The Chevorolet driver was also admitted to the James Paget with minor injuries, but has since been discharged.

A motorist described how people rushed to the aid of the injured victims moments after the crash at 11am.

Clive Smith, 62, was only three cars behind when the accident happened and saw five people rush to help the victims, while a woman stood in the pouring rain to direct traffic.

Mr Smith, a plumber from Mile Cross, Norwich, said the accident could have been worse if the lorry in front of him had not stopped in time.

Police shut the road for four and a half hours as emergency services dealt with the incident.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics had managed to assess and treat five casualties while they were at the scene.

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