Firefighters issue safety app advice after car overturns in crash on A3052 near Branscombe

A driver and passenger in an overturned car climbed out of the back of the vehicle after a crash on the A3052 in East Devon this morning (Friday, February 7).

Emergency services were called to the busy stretch near Sidmouth and Branscombe, at the junction with Seaton Road, at around 11.25am.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene.

A Sidmouth Fire Station spokesperson said: “Luckily the driver and the passenger managed to climb out of the rear of the vehicle.”

The crew has also issued safety advice to members of the public, adding: “It is very important when calling 999 to be able to give an accurate location of an incident.

“Valuable time can be lost if incorrect information is passed.”

Luckily the driver and the passenger managed to climb out of the rear of the vehicle…

The team has recommended a free app that allows 999 control operators to pinpoint someone’s location.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at around 11.25am with reports of a collision on the A3052 near Branscombe in which one car had overturned.

“Fire and ambulance services were also called to the scene

“Road is partially blocked. Two occupants of the vehicle involved are in the care of paramedics. The extent of any injuries is not currently known.”

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