East Devon: Man trapped in a ditch in a car after a crash is taken to hospital with a neck injury

A man trapped in a car in a ditch after a crash with a van in East Devon was taken to hospital with a neck injury.

Crews from Exmouth, Clyst St George and Middlemoor fire stations were at 9am on Thursday morning (January 13) called to the B3180 at Four Firs crossroads, Woodbury.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to free a man trapped in a car that had gone into a ditch at the scene.

The casualty was taken to hospital with a neck injury, police said.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSRFS) spokesperson said: “Crews were called to an RTC involving two vehicles, where one had gone into a ditch with the driver trapped inside.

“Crews arrived on scene and got to work with first aid, hydraulic cutting equipment, small tools and stabilisation equipment. The police and ambulance service were also on scene.

“Crews extricated the male casualty with a roof removal on the vehicle. The casualty was then taken to hospital.

“Crews made the scene safe and duty of care was left with the police.”

Devon and Cornwall Police said the crash was reported at 8.45am. The scene was made safe and the road was cleared before 11.30am.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “The car ended up in the ditch. The driver sustained a neck injury and was taken to hospital.

“Police were clear from the scene by 11.20am.”

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