Casualty is cut free from overturned car and taken to hospital after crash in Colaton Raleigh

A trapped casualty had to be cut free from a car which left the road and overturned in Colaton Raleigh yesterday evening (Saturday, June 27).

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to Exmouth Road in the East Devon village at around 5.35pm.

The vehicle was found upside down in a ditch.

Firefighters from Sidmouth, Exmouth and Middlemoor in Exeter used hydraulic cutting equipment to free its occupant before the casualty was taken to hospital.

Crews worked alongside ambulance paramedics to free the casualty, using hydraulic cutting equipment, who was then transferred to hospital…

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews from Sidmouth and Exmouth, together with a heavy rescue vehicle from our Middlemoor station in Exeter, were mobilised following a call from police requesting our attendance following reports of a one vehicle RTC, where a car was seen leaving the carriageway and coming to rest in a ditch upside down, trapping the occupant.

“Shortly after arriving on scene, crews confirmed this to be the case and set to work stabilising the vehicle before preparing to extricate the casualty.

“Crews worked alongside ambulance paramedics to free the casualty, using hydraulic cutting equipment, who was then transferred to hospital.

“Once the vehicle and scene was made safe duty of care was left with police.”

The condition of the vehicle’s casualty is not known. Devon and Cornwall Police has been approached for further information on the single-vehicle Colaton Raleigh collision.

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