Firefighters cut trapped casualty free from car after crash on A375 near Sidbury

Firefighters had to cut a trapped casualty free from a car which left the road in a crash on the A375 near Sidbury this morning (Saturday, August 1).

Emergency services were called to a stretch, close to Putts Corner, at around 6am.

Police say a man had suffered ‘potentially life-threatening’ injuries.

Fire crews from Sidmouth and Middlemoor in Exeter, police and the ambulance service attended the scene.

The incident involved a single vehicle.

Hydraulic cutting equipment was used to free the trapped person.

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.”

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson added: “The road is still closed and emergency services are at the scene working.

“Serious collision officers are carrying out a full forensic investigation.

“One male adult has been left with potentially life-threatening injuries.”

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