A driver suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash on the A375 near Sidbury this morning (Saturday, August 1), police have confirmed.
Emergency services were called to a stretch of the road north of the village, near to Putts Corner, at around 6am.
Firefighters had to cut the trapped casualty free and he was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
The road was shut for several hours by the incident.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “On Saturday, August 1, police were called to a single-vehicle collision on the A375 just north of Sidbury, Sidmouth.
“The male driver was taken to RD&E hospital, having sustained serious injuries.
“Local officers, as well as officers from the Roads Policing Team, attended and a forensic examination of the scene was conducted.
“Once a full examination of the scene had been completed, the roads were re-opened. Police would like to thank the public for their patience while the road was closed.”
A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Two fire appliances from Sidmouth and the heavy rescue vehicle from Middlemoor were sent to a report of a road traffic collision.
“On arrival, crews confirmed that the incident involved one vehicle, which was off the highway, and that one person was trapped.
“Fire crews released the injured male casualty from the vehicle using hydraulic cutting equipment, vehicle stabilising equipment, a short extension ladder and small tools.
“The police also attended and the casualty was cared for by ambulance personnel.”[asp_product id=”17531″]