Three taken to hospital following A30 road traffic collision

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Three people have been taken to hospital following an incident on the A30 near Daisymount this morning.

An ambulance spokesman said four people were treated, with two taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by ambulance and one patient flown to Derriford by Devon Air Ambulance.

All three emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 7am to attend a multiple vehicle collision involving an overturned van.

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.

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“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.”

South West Ambulance Service sent four ambulances, a doctor, a rapid response vehicle and sent the air ambulance to the scene.

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Devon and Somerset Fire Service sent crews from Ottery, Honiton and Exeter and also deployed a heavy rescue vehicle from Middlemoor.

A fire service spokesman 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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