UPDATE: Musbury crash victims not seriously hurt

PUBLISHED: 11:29 22 September 2011 | UPDATED: 11:32 22 September 2011


Police believe driver was blinded by the sun while exiting a side road

THE occupants of two cars escaped with only minor injuries and shock after a collision at Musbury yesterday (Wednesday).

The accident at the Whitford Road junction with the A358 involved a silver Fiat, driven by a man from Dartford, and a black Fiesta containing a couple from the Southampton area and their two young children.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged and the Fiat ended up in the wall of the Golden Hind pub.

Police believe the driver of that vehicle, who was staying with relatives in the village, was blinded by the sun and failed to see a give way sign while exiting from the side road.

He was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital as a precautionary measure but was not thought to be badly hurt.

The family in the Ford car were treated by paramedics at the scene for shock.

Two fire appliances from Axminster and Colyton attended the accident with Watch Commander Pete Collins in charge.

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