Teenager’s injuries serious after car crash in Exmouth

Man taken to hospital after car hits trees and lamp post

A teenager was cut from a car and taken to hospital after a vehicle hit trees and a lamp post in Exmouth in the early hours of the morning.

Police were called to Southern Road, near Marine Way, at around 2.30am on Monday, May 27, after a VW Golf left the road on the A376.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a 19-year-old Exmouth man suffering serious injuries was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Firefighters from Exmouth cut the man free and he was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “It is believed that a Volkswagen Golf car left the road and collided with a lamppost and trees before coming to a stop.

“Emergency services attended and the driver of the car, a 19-year-old local man, was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with serious injuries.”

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: Two fire appliances from Exmouth attended a road traffic collision on Southern Road after calls from police and ambulance stating there was a male trapped in a vehicle.

“Crews used hydraulic rescue equipment and small tools to release the male from the vehicle who was then taken to hospital by land ambulance.”

The A376 between Exeter Road and Imperial Road was closed for several hours while a forensic examination of the scene was carried out.

Police thanked the public for their patience during the scene closure.

Western Power engineers fixed a damaged lamp post at the site of the crash.

Officers from the Exeter Roads Policing Unit and Serious Collision Investigation Team are appealing for witnesses.

Email information to 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 98 for the 27 of May.

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