UPDATE: A30 is now fully open again after serious accident

The scene of the accident on the A30. Ref mhh 8447-37-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The scene of the accident on the A30. Ref mhh 8447-37-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant

The A30 has been fully re-opened following a serious accident this morning (Tuesday) at Daisymount.

A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a collision involving a car and an HGV.

It happened on the Exeter-bound carriageway close to the airport at 6.45am this morning. Police closed the road to investigate the scene and advised drivers to avoid the area if possible.

Fire crews from Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Middlemoor were called to the incident and used hydraulic cutting equipment and tools to release the driver of the car, who was trapped in his vehicle.

The casualty sustained serious injuries and was taken to Derriford Hospital.

A police spokesperson confirmed the East-bound carriageway has now re-opened, but Exeter-bound traffic is being diverted via the old A30.