Newton Poppleford road reopens following collision

PUBLISHED: 11:39 20 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:56 20 January 2017


Exeter Road in Newton Poppleford has reopened following a three car collision this morning (Friday).

Emergency services closed the road between the Halfway Inn and the Exeter side of Newton Poppleford for several hours following an incident.

A man was air lifted to hospital with non-life threatening injuries while police remained at the scene to carry out recovery work and a clear up operation.

A police spokesman said: “One person taken to Derriford Hospital in the air ambulance with what appears non-life threatening injuries.”

An ambulance spokesman confirmed the man was taken by air ambulance after sustaining a chest injury.

Fire, paramedics and police were called to Exeter Road after reports of a collision shortly after 8.30am this morning.

A police spokeswoman added: “There are two walking an done person trapped. An elderly man in the car reported to be conscious and breathing. Fuel leaking from two vehicles.”

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