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Man suffers head injuries in lorry collision

PUBLISHED: 16:24 06 July 2010 | UPDATED: 21:51 01 August 2010

The scene of the collision in Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft.

The scene of the collision in Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft.

Mark Boggis

ONE of the main roads into Lowestoft has been closed this afternoon (Tuesday) after a lorry and pedestrian were involved in a collision.

Police and the air ambulance are currently on the scene of the collision in Yarmouth Road, with the road closed after the pedestrian suffered "head injuries.

A MAN, believed to be in his 30s, has suffered “very serious” head injuries after he was involved in a collision with a lorry in Lowestoft.

The man is described as being in a “critical” condition following this afternoon's (Tuesday) collision, which led to the closure of one of the main roads into the town.

Police officers remain on the scene of the collision in Yarmouth Road, which happened just before 3pm today close to the Station Road turn off, and the road remained closed as of 5.25pm.

“We were called at 3pm today to Yarmouth Road following reports that a lorry and a man in his 30s were involved in a collision just south of Denes High School,” a police spokesman said.

“The pedestrian has suffered serious head injuries, and at this moment it is not known how extensive the injuries are but the road will be closed as of now.”

Diversions have now been put in place, with traffic being stopped at Jubilee Way in the town. The air ambulance was called the scene, but it is understood the man was taken to hospital by road ambulance.

“We would ask motorists to avoid the area if at all possible and officers are appealing for any witnesses,” the spokesman added.

Information should be directed to Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.

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