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Man airlifted to Addenbrooke’s in critical condition after forklift incident

PUBLISHED: 14:19 29 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:11 02 January 2018

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital following a collision near Cromer. Picture: Archant library.

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital following a collision near Cromer. Picture: Archant library.

A man has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being involved in an incident with a forklift.

Emergency services were called to Whapload Road in Lowestoft at 10.34am today, December 29.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, had been involved in an incident with a forklift which resulted in him being reportedly trapped against a wall.

An ambulance, ambulance officer, the East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter and Suffolk Accident Rescue Service volunteer critical care paramedic attended.

A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance Service said: “Critical care and specialist treatment was given to the patient at the scene. He has suffered multiple life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a critical condition.”

A second patient was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston to be treated for a suspected arm injury.


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