Man in critical condition in hospital after two-car collision

A 38-year-old man is in a critical condition in Derriford Hospital following a two car collision last night.

Police say he was the he driver of a Fiesta, which was involved in a collision with Seat, driven a woman in her 40s from Sidmouth.

The collision was reported at around 10.10pm last night and occurred near The White Horse Inn on the B3052, Farringdon. The female sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Work is currently being undertaken to establish the cause of this collision and police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision, or who has any dashcam footage that could aid the investigation.

A spokesperson said: “We are particularly interested in locating and speaking to the driver and occupants of a white family style hatchback car that may have been on the B3052 or B3184 at or around the time of the collision and may have seen the vehicles involved in the collision.

Anyone with any information is urged to email, quoting Log 824 of October 3.

The collision was reported to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service at 10.23pm.

It says, it was told one person was believed to be trapped in one of the vehicles while another person was clear.

A statement said: “One fire engine from Middlemoor, one fire engine from Topsham and a supporting officer were initially mobilised to this incident.

“On arrival, crews got to work with hydraulic rescue equipment removing the roof of the vehicle in order to gain access to the casualty. A further appliance was requested to attend to provide extra personnel at the scene. This proceeded from Danes Castle.”

The casualty was released by fire crews using hydraulic rescue equipment, a winch and small tools.

Police say the injured man is from the North East of England.

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