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Woman taken to hospital following crash on A30 in Okehampton

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

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A woman has been taken to hospital following a crash on the A30 near Okehampton in which her car aquaplaned and collided with the central reservation.

Police, ambulance, the Devon Air Ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene on the A30 at around 11am.

Two fire crews from Okehampton and one from Hatherleigh attended the scene and found the woman trapped inside her vehicle. She was complaining of neck and head pain.

Firefighters removed the roof from the vehicle and used small tools to assist ambulance staff in freeing her.

The Devon Air Ambulance was scrambled to the incident and the road closed in both directions ahead of its arrival. However, the road proved too bumpy for the helicopter to land and it returned to base.

The woman was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by land ambulance.

A recovery vehicle removed the damaged car and the road was clear by 12.45pm.

Shortly after the crash, another collision occurred on the same stretch of road. Emergency services attended the scene on the A30 in Belstone just after midday after a blue Ford Fiesta and motorhome collided.

It is not known if anybody was injured but the motorhome was substantially damaged.

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  • Peterzz  |  November 20 2012, 6:14PM

    " The road was too bumpy for the helicopter to land" Says a lot about Devon's roads then??? I suspect if anything that, that part of the A30 is on a slope which is why it couldn't land safely in which case its poor reporting!