Man seriously injured after being crushed by truck in Setchey

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A man was seriously injured when he was crushed under a two-tonne dumper truck on Friday.

Emergency crews including the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and the Norfolk Accident Response Service (NARS) were called to the incident in Setchey at around noon following reports that the man had been trapped under the vehicle.

Jacks were inserted under the truck to lift it off the man before ambulance personnel arrived.

However, they then requested additional support because of the extent of the man’s injuries.

A NARS spokesman said: “It was evident that the patient had suffered serious chest injuries which needed immediate intervention by the ambulance crew.”

He said the man was given “advanced life-saving interventions” in order to stabilise his condition before he could be taken to hospital.

The man was then airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with chest and pelvic injuries.