Man arrested after A30 crash

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Emergency services were called at 7.40am on Wednesday 28 August to the scene of a serious multi-vehicle collision on the A30 at Cheriton Bishop.

The Police, fire and ambulance attended the collision which involved a large number of vehicles and left two people with serious injuries.

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, from Exeter, sustained multiple serious injuries and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance. The woman, in her 30s, remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

A man in his 40s from Wiltshire has since been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He remains in hospital at this time being treated for injuries sustained during the incident.

The road remained closed for 10 hours whilst emergency services attended the scene and restrictions remained in place into the night to allow for repairs to be made to a substantial stretch of damaged central reservation barrier.

Police would like to thank the public for their patience during the closure whilst the scene was investigated.

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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