Seriously injured casualty is airlifted to hospital after a two-car crash in Exmouth

A seriously injured casualty was airlifted to hospital on Friday morning (April 28) after a two-car crash in Exmouth.

The emergency services were called to Dinan Way, Exmouth, at around 8.30am, where firefighters found two people trapped in one car and a motorist reportedly ‘ejected’ from another vehicle.

The fire service said two casualties were taken by ambulance to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, and another flown to Derrfiord Hospital, Plymouth, by air ambulance.

Police said the road has been closed in both directions and is not expected to reopen for ‘some time’.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said: “Police are currently in attendance at a serious injury collision which involved two cars on Dinan Way, Exmouth.

“One person has been airlifted to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth with serious injuries.

“Two other people have been taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for treatment.

“Emergency services are at the scene.”

He added: “The road has been closed in both directions and is likely to remain so for some time. The incident is ongoing.”

The emergency services were called to Dinan Way, Exmouth, at around 8.20am, after reports of a crash, with people trapped in a vehicle.

Firefighters from Exmouth and Middlemoor, in Exeter, made the vehicles safe and freed two casualties by cutting them out of the car.

A person in another car had been ‘ejected’ from the vehicle, the fire service said.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said the police and ambulance service were at the scene, dealing with the crash: “Fire control received a call from an officer reporting a road traffic collision on Dinan Way in Exmouth.

“Fire control immediately mobilised three fire appliances to this incident on the request of the officer who was on scene.

“The incident commander confirmed there was two people trapped within one of the vehicles and one person was ejected from another vehicle.

“The crews got to work making the vehicles safe and attempting to extricate the two casualties from the vehicle.

“All casualties were extricated from the vehicles using hydraulic cutting equipment, stabilisations and small tools.

“One casualty was taken to hospital via air ambulance and two casualties were taken to hospital via land ambulance.”

DSFRS said the incident was handed over to police.

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