Woman airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after lorry and car crash on A376 near Exmouth

A woman in her 50s suffering serious injuries was airlifted to hospital on Thursday afternoon, (August 6) after a crash between a lorry and car on the A376 Exmouth road, near Lympstone.

Police, paramedics and the fire service were called at around 3pm. The road was closed by the emergency services and was expected to remain shut ‘for some time’.

Firefighters from Exmouth and Middlemoor cut free a casualty trapped in a car, and two others were removed from the vehicle before crews arrived.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “Police were called by the ambulance service with a report of a collision between a car and a lorry in Exmouth Road, Lympstone, at around 3pm.

“A woman, aged in her 50s, has been taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with serious injuries.”

Two fire crews from Exmouth and heavy rescue equipment from Middlemoor fire station, in Exeter, were sent to the collision.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Two fire crews from Exmouth and a heavy rescue tender from Middlemoor were sent to a report of a road traffic collision.

“On arrival crews confirmed this involving one car and one lorry, with one person still trapped in the car.

“Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove one casualty. Two others were removed before the arrival of the fire service.”

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