Police launch witness appeal after a boy is seriously injured and a child has chest injuries following a crash near Honiton

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash near Honiton that left a teenage boy seriously injured and a younger child with chest injuries.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the emergency services were called at around 3pm on Friday (May 6) to a two-car crash between a green Toyota Hilux and a black Vauxhall Corsa on the A30 at Monkton, near Honiton.

Officers said a teenage boy travelling in the Corsa was taken to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, with serious injuries and a younger child went to Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital with chest injuries.

The driver and a passenger in the Corsa, both women in their 30s, had minor injuries.

The male driver of the Toyota was uninjured.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the crash, or who has information about the circumstances leading up to the collision.

The A30 road was closed for six hours while forensic officers examined the scene and the vehicles were recovered.

Police said also at the scene was South West Ambulance Service, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, and Highways.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a two-car collision in Honiton which left four people injured.

“Emergency services were called at 3.10pm on Friday 6 May following the collision between a green Toyota Hilux and a black Vauxhall Corsa on the A30 at Monkton.

“The driver and a passenger in the Corsa, both women in her 30s, sustained minor injuries. Two children in the car were also injured.

“A teenage boy was seriously injured and taken to Derriford Hospital; a younger boy was also taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary with chest injuries, not believed serious.

“The male driver of the Toyota was uninjured.”

The police spokesperson added: “South West Ambulance Service, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, and Highways, also attended the incident.

“The A30 was closed for six hours to allow for a forensic examination of the scene and recovery of the vehicles.

“Roads Policing Team officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for witnesses.”

If you have information to help police, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting log number 480 of 06/05/22.

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