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PHOTOS: Woman suffers head injuries in two-car crash on A361 North Devon Link Road

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: February 01, 2013

  • Emergency services at the scene of the two-car crash. Firefighters cut the roof off the vehicle on the right to free a female passenger who was trapped inside. Photo by Fran Taffs.

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A woman has suffered head injuries in a two-vehicle collision on the A361 North Devon Link Road today.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene of the crash at the West Buckland junction, between Aller Cross and Landkey, at 12.15pm.

Officers said a woman was trapped in a blue Citroën Saxo after it was involved in a collision with a Hyundai Veloster Sport.

Two fire crews from Barnstaple and one from South Molton attended and firefighters cut the roof off the Saxo, which is registered to an address in West Buckland, to free the woman.

She was suffering a head injury and was placed on a spinal board before being taken to North Devon District Hospital by ambulance, where she remains.

The male occupant of the Veloster, which is registered to an address in Norfolk, was treated at the scene by paramedics but is not thought to be seriously injured.

Fire crews made both the vehicles safe by disconnecting the cars batteries before moving them off the carriageway.

The road was blocked in both directions between the Blakes Hill Road junction and the Heddon West Buckley Road junction while crews dealt with the incident.

However, it has since been cleared and highways crews have recovered the vehicles from the roadside.

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