Woman is cut free from car and in hospital with serious injury after Haldon Hill crash, near Exeter

A woman who had to be cut free from a car after a crash on Haldon Hill, near Exeter, on Monday morning (August 10) has been taken to hospital with a serious injury.

The emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway near the bottom of the hill shortly before midday after reports a car and caravan crashed.

A woman was taken to Derriford Hospital with a serious injury, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Lane one of the A38 road is currently closed, said police.

Fire crews from Middlemoor and Danes Castle stations, in Exeter, were called to East Haldon, at Splatford, where they cut free a woman from a car.

Police said it was reported the car and caravan left the road and the car was on its side.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “Police were called with reports of a collision involving a car and caravan on the A38 at Haldon, Exeter, at around 11.45am.

“This is said to have happened on the northbound carriageway near to the bottom of the hill.

“It was reported the car and caravan left the road and the car was on its side.

“Fire and ambulance services also attended the scene.

“A woman has been taken Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with a serious injury.

“Lane one of the road is currently closed.”

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service spokesperson said: “A fire appliance from Middlemoor and one from Danes Castle attended reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A38.

“Upon arrival crews confirmed there to be one female medically trapped within one of the vehicles.

“Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment and small tools to successfully release the female from the vehicle.”

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