Update: 19-year-old airlifted to Addenbrooke’s with life-threatening injuries after tree crash in Dennington

The road traffic accident on B1116 at Dennington

The road traffic accident on B1116 at Dennington - Credit: Archant

A 19-year-old driver has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after a collision with a tree.

The crash happened in Laxfield Road, Dennington at 6.43am and involved a grey Renault Clio.

The air ambulance was called and arrived on scene at 7.40am.

The driver, a 19-year-old from Norfolk, was released from his car by the fire service and airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with chest, head and pelvic injuries.

He is described as being in a critical condition.

The road was closed following the crash with diversions in place at the A1120 and Severalls Lane but was reopened at 11.19am

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

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Calls should be made to Pc Jason Lambourne at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.