Three-year-old boy dies following crash in Watton

East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance - Credit: Archant

A three-year-old boy has died following a crash in Watton, near Thetford, this afternoon.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance’s Anglia One was scrambled after reports a toddler had received a serious head injury in a road crash in Norwich Road, near to the junction of Blenheim Way about 2.30pm.

Dr Gemma Mullen and critical-care paramedic Gary Steward treated a young boy who was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A Norfolk police spokesman added: “The three-year-old suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he received treatment but sadly died later this evening.

“Norwich Road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and an area in Adland Drive was also sealed off while police carried out enquiries.

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“Norwich Road was re-opened shortly before 5pm.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact the serious collision investigation team on 101.”

The boy has been named as Liam Turner, update here

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