Part of A38 closed after vehicle crosses central reservation

Parts of The A38 have been closed because of a crash at Rattery this morning which saw one vehicle cross the central reservation. In an update at 8:10am, roads and traffic monitoring service Inrix said one westbound lane and one eastbound were now closed and traffic is queueing in both directions. Traffic is also very slow in roads and lanes around the crash scene.  

There are conflicting reports about how many vehicles are involved, with Inrix reporting three, while the police’s Force Incident Manager (FIM) has said two.  Eyewitnesses report that a pick-up truck and a car are involved. Shortly before 7.30am, the police FIM said: “It’s a two vehicle crash at Rattery. “One car has crashed and crossed the central reservation.

“Nobody is trapped, but one person is still in a vehicle with a potential back injury. “If the central reservation is damaged, the road could be closed for some time for repairs.” A  witness at the scene says vehicle has gone over the barrier rather than through it.

In  its update at 8:10am, Inrix reported: “One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident, three vehicles involved on A38 in both directions at Rattery Turn Off. “Congestion to before the A385 (Marley Head Junction) on the Eastbound side, and to the Dartbridge Junction on the Westbound side. Sensors are also showing that the narrow country lane through Harbourneford village is very congested.

Lane two (of two) is closed in both directions. “The collision happened on the Eastbound side, but one of the vehicles crossed the central reservation on to the Westbound side. Between Marley Head and Buckfastleigh.

Note separate nearby collision on A385.”

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