Police appeal for information after woman, 70s, remains in hospital with multiple serious injuries after crash near Sidmouth

A woman in her 70s remains in hospital with multiple serious injuries after the car she was driving crashed near Sidmouth.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following the crash on the A3052 near Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth, shortly after midday on Sunday, June 12, involving a white Renault Kadjar, a silver Land Rover Freelander and a grey VW Taigo.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a man driving the Renault car, and his female passenger, were injured and taken to hospital. The woman was later discharged.

The driver of the VW Tiago car, a local woman in her 70s, remains in hospital after she was left with multiple serious injuries from the crash, police said.

Police confirmed those in the Land Rover Freelander were not injured.

The road was closed for several hours after the crash, fully reopening at around 10.30pm.

Police, the fire service, paramedics and officers from the alliance’s roads policing team were called to the crash scene.

Devon and Cornwall Police said an investigation has begun into the cause of the crash.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Police were called just after midday on Sunday 12 June with reports of a road traffic collision on the A3052 near Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth.

“The collision involved a white Renault Kadjar, a silver Land Rover Freelander and a grey VW Taigo.

“The male driver and female passenger in the Renault sustained injuries and were taken to hospital where the passenger was later discharged.

“The driver in the VW, a local woman in her 70s sustained multiple serious injuries in the collision and remains in hospital.

“Those in the Land Rover Freelander were uninjured.”

The spokesperson added: “Devon and Somerset fire service, paramedics and officers from the alliance’s roads policing team attended the scene and commenced an investigation with officers working to establish the cause of this collision.

“The road was cleared and fully reopened at around 10:30pm.

“Police are appealing for any witnesses who were in the area at the time of the collision, and anyone with dashcam footage that could assist.”

If you can help police with information, call 101 quoting log 414 Sunday 12 June.

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