Woman in critical condition following multi-vehicle crash which closed A30

A woman is fighting for her life after she suffered multiple injuries in a serious multi-vehicle crash which closed the A30 today (Wednesday, August 28). Emergency services were called at 7.40am at the five-vehicle collision on the key Devon road at Cheriton Bishop. Devon and Cornwall Police has confirmed that three cars and a Transit van were involved.

The fifth vehicle, an HGV, was a ‘four-vehicle combination’ of a large lorry, small and large trailers and caravan. Devon Live reports how the lorry involved crashed through the central barrier and destroyed 250 metres of the partition.

A lorry crashed through the central reservation of the A30 and caused a six-vehicle collision

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

A statement by the police reads: “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.” Police officers reopened the A30 in both directions but lane two on both sides of the road remain closed. 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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