Woman in ‘critical’ condition after falling onto North Devon link road

PUBLISHED: 07:24 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:22 06 December 2017

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A woman is in a critical condition after reportedly falling from a bridge onto the North Devon link road early this morning (Wednesday).

The road was closed as emergency services including fire crews and the police helicopter attended the scene between Sampford Peverell and Tiverton.

It has now reopened in both directions.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called just before 4.40am this morning with reports that a woman had fallen from the bridge on the A361 North Devon link Road between Sampford Peverell and Tiverton.

“The road was closed as emergency services attended the incident, including support from fire and the Police helicopter. Police scenes of crime remain at the scene undertaking initial enquiries and one lane remains closed.

“A 52-year-old woman has been taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where her condition is described as critical.”

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