UPDATE: Medics fought to revive woman after Axminster crash

PUBLISHED: 16:24 17 January 2011 | UPDATED: 17:14 17 January 2011

Axminster RTA on South Street, Axminster. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 0126-03-11AW

Axminster RTA on South Street, Axminster. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 0126-03-11AW


Female casualty given CPR by ambulance crew before beuing flown to hospital

AMBULANCE paramedics fought to revive a woman after today’s traffic accident in Axminster town centre.

First details of the dramatic incident, in Musbury Road, near its Church Street junction, have been released by the emergency services.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman confirmed a crew from Axmister had attended what was a two vehicle road traffic collision.

He said: “One female casualty was removed from a vehicle by Ambulance crews and was receiving CPR prior to the arrival of the Fire Service.

“Fire crews made both vehicles safe and left the incident in the hands of Ambulance, Air Ambulance and the police.”

Later police issued a statement saying: “The collision involved a blue Renault Clio and a red Vauxhall Frontera.

The female driver of the Clio was airlifted to the RD and E Hospital. We do not have an indication of her injuries.”

Tghey say the driver of the Clio may have had a medical episode before the collision. The Vauxhall was parked and unattended at the time of the collision.

Any witnesses are asked to call the police on 08452 777444.

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