Motorcyclist trapped under lorry in Norfolk crash

Victoria LeggettA motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital in a life-threatening condition following a crash which left him trapped under a lorry this afternoon.The man, thought to be in his 50s, had to be freed from beneath the truck after the accident at Etling Green, near Dereham, at about 12.50pm.Victoria Leggett

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital in a life-threatening condition following a crash which left him trapped under a lorry this afternoon.

The man, thought to be in his 50s, had to be freed from beneath the truck after the accident at Etling Green, near Dereham, at about 12.50pm.

Police, fire crews and the ambulance service attended and the B1110 was closed for some time between the junction with the old A47 and the junction with the B1145 Swanton Morley road.

When the emergency services arrived they discovered the motorcyclist trapped under the lorry.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said he had been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by helicopter in a 'very serious, life threatening' condition. It is thought he suffered a cardiac arrest as a result of the crash.

At 4.35pm on Thursday the road remained closed.

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