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Witness appeal after Norfolk pile-up

PUBLISHED: 09:16 14 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:41 02 July 2010

Holt Road, Langham - Police block the Holt Road leading out of Langham after a car crash

Holt Road, Langham - Police block the Holt Road leading out of Langham after a car crash

Chris Hill

Police have appealed for witnesses to a head-on crash at Langham on Monday which killed an elderly driver and left six other people injured.

A grey Land Rover Freelander was driving into the village, near Holt, when it collided with a black Audi A6 heading in the opposite direction at about 2.

Police have appealed for witnesses to a head-on crash at Langham on Monday which killed an elderly driver and left six other people injured.

A grey Land Rover Freelander was driving into the village, near Holt, when it collided with a black Audi A6 heading in the opposite direction at about 2.05pm.

A silver Kawasaki ZZR motorbike, carrying two people, was also travelling towards Langham on the B1156 Holt Road and struck the debris from the initial crash.

The driver of the Land Rover - an elderly local man - died at the scene and is expected to be formally named by police later today.

The Audi driver, a woman in her late teens from the London area, was trapped in the car for about 70 minutes with injuries to her arm and pelvis. She was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where her condition was described as “serious” last night.

One of her passengers, a man also from the London area, suffered serious head and leg injuries and was still in critical condition last night at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Another two passengers in the Audi, a male and female again from the London area, were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn with broken bones.

The man riding the motorbike and his female pillion passenger, both from Worksop in Nottinghamshire, suffered minor leg and back injuries.

Emergency crews including five fire engines, critical care paramedics and both East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopters were called to assist in the aftermath of the accident.

Officers from Norfolk's Serious Collision Investigation Team are searching for witnesses or anyone who saw the way the vehicles involved were being driven prior to the crash.

Anyone with information should contact PC Richard Peck on 0845 456 4567.

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