Woman is taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash near Honiton

A woman was taken to hospital and a trapped person freed from a vehicle after two cars crashed in an East Devon village on Sunday morning (October 24).

Firefighters from Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth, the police and ambulance service were called to Butler Way, in Monkton, shortly after 8am, after reports of a two-vehicle crash.

A woman in her 40s was taken to hospital as precaution, and there were two ‘walking wounded’ casualties, the fire service said.

Firefighters worked with paramedics to free a trapped casualty.

The road was closed until midday while the emergency services dealt with the casualties and collision, police said.

The road reopened once spilled oil was cleaned from the surface, and the vehicles were removed.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 8.10am on Sunday to Butler Way, Monkton, following reports of a two-vehicle collision.

“Emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed whilst the scene was managed.

“A woman in her 40s was taken to hospital as a precaution and did not sustain any serious injuries.

“Highways attended to clear oil from the road and the vehicles were recovered. The road was reopened at midday.”

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire appliances attended a two-vehicle road traffic collision along with the police and ambulance where one person was trapped in one car, and two other casualties walking wounded.

“Crews arrived on scene, and worked with paramedics to extricate the trapped casualty using stabilisation equipment and small tools.

“The vehicles were also made safe and duty of care was handed to the police.”

 

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