Man suffers back injuries in Milton Damerel collision

09:28 25 March 2013

Archant

Fire fighters had to cut the casualty from the car yesterday (Sun) afternoon.

A BIDEFORD man was cut from his car and taken to hospital with back and neck injuries after a collision yesterday (Sun).

Fire crews, paramedics and police arrived at the scene on the A388 at Milton Damerel at around 3.30pm.

Fire fighters from Holsworthy and Torrington had to cut the casualty from the red Peugeot 306 using hydraulic cutting equipment.

He was taken to North Devon District Hospital and a police spokesman confirmed his injuries were thought to be non-life threatening.

The Peugeot was the only vehicle involved in the collision which blocked the road completely.

The road was reopened at 4.40pm.

1 comment

  • My faith in human nature was once again restored on Sunday last. I unfortunately had a traffic accident which left me in the middle of the A388 near Milton Damerel, having rolled the vehicle. The kindness shown, from the very first by-stander to arrive on scene, to the last Doctor who discharged me, was nothing short of amazing. I would like to thank the rapid response Paramedic, the Holsworthy and Torrington Fire and Rescue crews, the Bideford Ambulance team and the Police who I believe came from Bideford for their absolute professionalism and kindness. Also I am also indebted to the many nameless people who took the time to care, particularly the person who went back to their house for blankets. Gratitude is also sent to the A& E team at NDDH, whose care was nothing short of excellent. I have a few lacerations on my hands and a very sore back, trust me when I say I consider myself very fortunate, things could very easily been so much worse.

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    labman

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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