Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Man airlifted to hospital after collision with lorry in Little Torrington

16:20 03 August 2012

Archant

The crash occurred this afternoon (Fri) at around 2pm.

A MALE casualty has been airlifted to Derriford Hospital after his car was involved in a collision with a lorry today (Fri).

Police were called to the scene at around 2pm today after reports of a collision involving a silver Peugeot 106 and a Volvo lorry on the A386 at Little Torrington.

Two fire engines from Bideford and one from Torrington were scrambled to the scene.

The road was closed from Orford Mill to Hatherleigh as fire crews worked to cut the male driver of the Peugeot from the vehicle.

A police spokesman said the casualty was airlifted to Derriford hospital with ‘life-changing injuries’.

1 comment

  • It will be intersting to see what caused this terrible accident. Was the lorry stationary ??? Was the driver of the car travelling too fast?? Is What is the speed limit on this section of road.

    Report this comment

    David Glaholm

    Saturday, August 4, 2012

Other News Stories

16:09
The stretch of Goodleigh Road past the Goodleigh Rise development will be closed this autumn for two weeks. Picture: Tony Gussin

Residents fear disruption when autumn traffic control and closure goes ahead

Read more
15 minutes ago
Devon Air Ambulance

Fire fighters called out to help the man after being called to the scene at Horwood.

Read more
The Manor House in Woolsery.

Internet power couple who sold Bebo website for $850million have been given permission to transform derelict Woolsery manor house.

Read more
11:27
The Minis make their way through Combe Martin on Monday afternoon. To order this picture, click on the Reader Photos link on our home page.

Find out where you can see the minis in North Devon this weekend for the 21st Legendary Grand Tour for Children’s Hospice South West.

Read more
15:18
James Cracknell OBE with Air Extreme director Amelia Issac. Picture: Air Extreme

Fresh from Rio 2016, two time gold medallist happy to mingle at local attraction

Read more
11:31
Follow the Lion at Ilfracombe Carnival - pictured with John Forsdike and Steve Ashton. Picture: Tony Gussin

Are you getting dressed up for Ilfracombe Carnival this Sunday?

Read more
11:30
Barnstaple Dementia Action Alliance chairman Ailsa Elkins-McDonald held a ‘dementia friends’ workshop at the North Devon Gazette. Picture: Andy Keeble

Work is under way to help Barnstaple become a ‘dementia friendly’ town – and the Gazette has become one of the campaign’s first advocates.

Read more
Simon Mackie on his leighweight hand bike, purchased in part by an Aspire grant.

Bideford man left paralysed after diving incident is planning a cross-country cycle ride for the charity which helped him.

Read more
Let's Talk About It - the North Devon Gazette's campaign on mental health.

Let’s Talk About It will raise awareness of mental health issues and the many challenges people living with it face

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05
An estimated 500 people took part in a silent protest against cuts to services at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple on Tuesday morning. Picture: Tony Gussin

Update: Success Regime head responds as campaigners urge ‘no cuts to health services’ at the peaceful Red Line mass protest in Barnstaple

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 16°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications