Witnesses sought after road collision

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A FAMILY are appealing for witnesses to a road collision that left a man with serious whiplash and their car written off.

The collision happened on Monday, December 6, at around 9.50pm, on Elm High Road at the junction to Elm.

The man, who does not want to be named, was returning to his Elm home in a blue Vauxhall Corsa after collecting a takeaway.

He was waiting to turn into the village when he was involved in a collision with a dark-coloured people carrier.

The man said the other vehicle did not stop and swerved around him to go down Main Road.

Lights were broken on the Corsa and the back bumper was left hanging off. It was also scratched and scuffed.

The driver was left with severe pain in his neck and ribs and paramedics were concerned he may have a neck injury. He had to be cut from the car, but after spending the night in A&E, he was sent home with strong painkillers and a diagnosis of whiplash.

The man’s partner was at home with their five-month-old baby when she got a phone call to say he had been in an accident.

She said: “I had to jog to the scene with the baby in a car seat and all his bags. I don’t know what people thought, seeing me run down the road like that at ten o’clock at night.”

The couple are very grateful to a white van driver who stopped and helped the man. He rang the emergency services and stayed to help, but they didn’t get his name.

They are hoping the driver of the people carrier or any witnesses will come forward, as they have been left without a car, have had to claim on their insurance, losing their No Claims Bonus and have been told their insurance will likely rise by between £200 and £300 next year.

Anyone with information can call Norfolk Police on 0845-456-4567 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555111.