Appeal for witnesses after man is seriously injured in two-van crash in Axminster

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a man was seriously injured in a crash between two vans in Axminster.

Emergency services were called to the collision between a Mercedes Sprinter and Volkswagen Transporter on The Trafalgar Way at around 3.40pm on Tuesday, February 15.

The driver of the VW, aged in his 60s and from Dorset, was flown by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital with serious injuries.

He had to be cut free from his vehicle by firefighters.

The second driver, also a man in his 60s from Dorset, was uninjured.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “The road was closed for four hours for a specialist examination of the scene and recovery of the vehicles.

“Police would like to thank the public for their patience during the closure.

“Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and asking for any witnesses or anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.

“They would also like to hear from any driver who has relevant dashcam footage.”

Firefighters from Axminster and Colyton attended the scene.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Once on scene, crews confirmed a two-vehicle RTC with one casualty trapped within one of the vehicles.

“Crews got to work using stabilisation equipment, small tools and hydraulic rescue equipment.

“Crews successfully extricated the casualty from the vehicle and left them in the hands of the ambulance service.”

Contact police with information by emailing, or calling 101, quoting log number 553 of February 15.

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