A35 re-opens following serious collision near Axminster

PUBLISHED: 15:21 10 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:21 10 May 2016


The road, near Raymond’s Hill in Axminster, was closed following the collision - which left two elderly people seriously injured.

The A35 is now open following a collision earlier today which left two elderly people seriously injured.

Dorset Police were called shortly after 10am this morning (Tuesday, May 10) following the incident on the A35, east of Raymond’s Hill in Axminster.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said firefighters and paramedics were mobilised to the scene.

The collision took place between a car and van, with the van driver treated by paramedics on the scene.

A spokeswoman for South Western Ambulance Service said that another passenger in the car - an elderly lady - was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by ambulance.

The man was airlifted to Derriford Hospital, and both are believed to be in a serious condition.

The A35 was closed Dorset-bound between Raymond’s Hill and the A3052 turning for Lyme Regis, but BBC Travel SouthWest’s Twitter account is reporting that is had now re-opened.

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