East Devon crash: police appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage after seriously-injured man is airlifted to hospital

Police investigating a crash on Woodbury Common, where a man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries, are appealing for dashcam footage and witnesses.

The emergency services were at around 12.15pm on Tuesday (October 19) called to the B3180 near Colaton Raleigh, after two cars crashed north of the Warren car park.

The fire service freed a casualty described as ‘medically trapped’ in a vehicle; he was cared for by paramedics after his rescue.

Police said a man with serious injuries was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

The road from the Halfway House at Aylesbeare, to Woodbury Park golf course, in East Devon, was closed for around five hours while crash officers carried out investigations.

A vehicle travelling in the direction of Exmouth left the road and collided with a car coming in the other direction, police said.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “Police investigating a road traffic collision on the B3180 at around 12.15pm, on Tuesday 19 October, are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

“Officers were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving two cars, north of the Warren car park on the B3180, on Woodbury Common.

“A vehicle travelling towards Exmouth left the carriageway and collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

“One man was flown to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with serious injuries.

“The road was closed for around five hours while officers from the Roads Policing Team and local officers carried out investigations into the circumstances that led to the collision.”

The fire service sent crews from Exmouth and Middlemoor after receiving ‘multiple calls’ from the public, reporting a crash.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire control received multiple calls to a road traffic collision in Woodbury.

“One fire engine from Exmouth and one fire engine from Middlemoor attended the incident alongside an officer.

“On arrival crews confirmed that there was one person medically trapped within the vehicle. Crews got to work with stab fast equipment to stabilise the vehicle and managed to snatch rescue the patient into the hands of the ambulance service.”

If you witnessed the crash or have any information or dashcam footage that could help police with their enquiries, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting log number 0313 of Tuesday 19 October.

East Devon road is closed in both directions and air ambulance is called after car crashes

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