Two seriously injured in multi-vehicle A30 Devon crash

Two people have been seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash which saw a lorry cross the central reservation and hit traffic on the A30 in Devon. Emergency services were called to Cheriton Bishop at about 07:40 BST. The crash involved three cars, a van, and the HGV, which was towing two trailers and a caravan, police said.

One car driver, a woman in her 30s, was taken to hospital with “multiple serious injuries”. The male driver of the HGV sustained a serious leg injury. The woman was taken to hospital in Plymouth, where she was described as in a “critical but stable condition”.

The lorry crossed the reservation and went into oncoming traffic, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Both carriageways have been shut and were “likely to remain shut for some time”, officers added.

Ch Insp Adrian Leisk, tweeted that about 820ft (250m) of the central reservation was damaged.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to the scene.

Police have advised motorists to avoid the area, and appealed for witnesses.

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