Emergency services on scene on A30 following multiple vehicle incident

A road closure is in place

A road closure is in place - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Emergency services are on scene on the A30 towards Daisymount following an accident earlier this morning.

Police, ambulance and fire engines from Ottery, Honiton and Middlemoor are attending a multiple vehicle road traffic collision, involving an overturned van.Devon and Somerset Fire Service have also deployed a heavy rescue vehicle from Middlemoor after being called out shortly after 7am this morning.

A police spokesman said: “Emergency services were called at around 7am today [21/5] to reports of a serious collision on the A30 between the Daisymount junction and Exeter airport junction.

A white van was reported to be in collision with the barrier at the side of the road. Two people are believed to be trapped and injuries are unknown at this time.

“Closures have been put in place prior to the Daisymount turning and near the airport. The road remains closed for the air ambulance to land.”

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Devon and Cornwall Police’s traffic watch reported a van had overturned between B3184, Clyst Honiton, and B3174 Exeter Road / B3180, Daisy Mount Cross, West Hill.

In an update shortly after 9am a fire service spokesman said there was five causalities.

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He said: “Crews used hydraulic rescue equipment and small tools to release the casualties. Air ambulance also attended the scene. Crews standing by and duty of care was left will be left with the police.”

Drivers are asked to use alternative routes where possible.

The incident is ongoing.

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