Three people rescued from vehicles after collision on A375 at Sidbury

Emergency services attended a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A375 at Sidbury, where three people needed rescuing.

Fire crews from Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary assisted with initial first aid before extricating casualties.

The road traffic collision was reported at around 11.04am yesterday (Friday, December 20).

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “When the crews arrived at the scene they found there to be a total of three casualties involved within a two vehicle collision and set to work assessing the scene and providing initial first aid.”

By 12.38pm all the occupants of both cars were free and clear of the vehicles and were in the care of South Western Ambulance Service.”

Both pumps from Sidmouth Fire station were mobilised to the incident.

A spokesperson said: “On arrival the crews found two people medical trapped in their vehicles and one person out of their vehicle also with injuries.

“The crews administered oxygen therapy and first-aid to the trapped casualties until the ambulances arrived.

“Due to the number of casualties and amount of O2 required, the officer in charge requested the attendance of another appliance.

“Once the casualties were assessed by paramedics, the crews extricated the casualties on spine boards through the rear of the vehicles.

“Although no spinal injuries were suspected, this was deemed the best way to get the casualties out.

“All three casualties were transported to hospital in ambulances.

“We hope all those injured have a speedy recovery.”

Police also attended the Sidbury collision.

A force spokesperson said the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

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