UPDATE: Medics fought to revive woman after Axminster crash

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.


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“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.

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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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