Woman airlifted to hospital after collision between car and oil tanker

PUBLISHED: 14:11 05 June 2015 | UPDATED: 14:29 05 June 2015

RTC in Wilmington. Ref mha 8103-23-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

RTC in Wilmington. Ref mha 8103-23-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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The collision resulted in a temporary closure of the A35 in both directions between A358 Axminster and A30 Honiton.

RTC in Wilmington. Ref mha 8104-23-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeRTC in Wilmington. Ref mha 8104-23-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A woman was airlifted to hospital after a collision between an oil tanker and car in Wilmington, Honiton.

The incident happened at around 11am today (June 5), resulting in the closure of the A35 in both directions between A358 Axminster and A30 Honiton.

Fire crews from Honiton and Colyton, the heavy rescue vehicle from Middlemoor and the water carrier from Danes Castle were sent to the scene of the collision.

On arrival crews found the 65-year-old woman trapped in the car and released her by using hydraulic cutting equipment and small tools.

RTC in Wilmington. Ref mha 8102-23-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeRTC in Wilmington. Ref mha 8102-23-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman said the woman, who was unconscious at the scene, suffered head and leg injuries and was airlifted to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

The road re-opened after a successful recovery and clean-up operation.


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