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UPDATE: Three injured and man arrested following A361 North Devon Link Road crash

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: January 29, 2013

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Three people have been injured and a man has been arrested following a serious crash on the A361 North Devon Link Road this morning.

Police said the crash, which occurred at around 11am, involved a van and three men who were working on the northbound carriageway.

Two of the men, both in their forties, were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Police said they were both working in an area of roadworks at the time of the collision.

The road was immediately closed to allow both of Devon’s air ambulances to land on the carriageway at Gornhay Cross. One of the men was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, while the other was flown to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter.

The third man was described as “walking wounded”. All three injured men are from Tiverton. Police said they had no further updates on the condition of them at this time.

Police confirmed this afternoon the 43-year-old driver of the van, a man from Saltash, had been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and taken to Heavitree Road Police Station in Exeter.

The A361 was closed in both directions at Bolham roundabout in the aftermath of the crash to allow the scene to be cleared and for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash to be carried out.

The carriageway heading towards the M5 motorway has since reopened although the Barnstaple-bound carriageway remains closed and is expected to do so until this evening.

Local diversions are in place at the scene.

Motorists are advised to approach with care.

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