A30 closed after lorry crashes through central reservation and overturns

Update from police

“Emergency services remain at the scene of a serious multi-vehicle collision on the A30 at Cheriton Bishop which left two people injured, one critically. “Police, fire and ambulance were called at 7.40am today [28 August] following a collision involving a large number of vehicles. “Involved were three cars – a Ford Ka, a Renault Megane and a Ford Fiesta – a Ford Transit van, and a four-vehicle combination of a lorry towing a small and large trailer plus a caravan.

“The female driver of the Ford Ka sustained multiple serious injuries and was taken to Derriford Hospital. “The woman, in her 30s, remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition. “The male driver of the HGV also sustained a serious leg injury and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

“Both carriageways remain closed and are likely to remain shut for at least two more hours Officers are working hard to first open one lane westbound. “Diversions are in place westbound at Fingle Glen/Pathfinder and eastbound at Woodleigh junction. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area if possible for the time being.

“One lane will remain closed in both directions overnight for repairs to be made to a substantial stretch of damaged central reservation barrier.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0149 of 28/08/19.”

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