Seven injured and Honiton A road closed after multi-vehicle collision

PUBLISHED: 15:15 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:59 02 January 2018

The incident happened on the A30 Honiton bypass heading westbound between the A35 Monkton Road and A35 Exeter Road. Main image: Google Maps

The incident happened on the A30 Honiton bypass heading westbound between the A35 Monkton Road and A35 Exeter Road. Main image: Google Maps

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The incident happened on the A30 Honiton bypass heading westbound between the A35 Monkton Road and A35 Exeter Road.

More than half a dozen people have been injured in a collision between four vehicles on a Honiton A road.

The serious incident happened at around 2.23pm on the A30 Honiton bypass westbound between the A35 Monkton Road and A35 Exeter Road.

Firefighters from Honiton and Otter St Mary freed two injured people from separate vehicles before they were rushed to hospital.

A further five people were injured in the collision, which caused huge tailbacks into Honiton.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service confirmed police, paramedics and Devon Air Ambulance personnel were quickly on the scene after the incident.

The A30 is currently closed from the turning of the B3177 (Fenny Bridges) and an eastbound carraigeway is closed while debris is cleared.

The fire service spokesman said a man was freed from one vehicle at the scene, and a woman was released from a separate vehicle.

He added: “Five others were treated for minor injuries after they were able to get out by themselves.”

There are reports of up to ten minute delays in Honiton’s town centre as local traffic faces the repercussions of the incident.

More to follow.


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