A Bideford family has thanked everyone for their support after all four of them were hospitalised in a crash on Saturday.Edward Johns and wife Kerry are both currently in Derriford with serious leg and pelvic injuries sustained in the A39 collision. Their son Archie, five, escaped with cuts and bruises, and daughter Ellie, six, was taken to Bristol Childrens Hospital with a fractured skull. Both are now home. The Johns were travelling towards Cornwall in their BMW when they were involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra just before 11am, near Higher Clovelly. Edward and Kerry were both airlifted to Derriford Hospital, as was the 28-year-old driver of the Astra, also from Bideford. Speaking to the Gazette from his hospital bed, Edward, who has had surgery on his right foot, said he wanted to thank friends and family who had sent their wishes. He said: We had just been to the Milky Way and were heading to Cornwall for a monster ball at the Eden Project; we had an exciting family weekend planned. Edward, who is chairman of Bideford Round Table, thanked a woman who helped Ellie and Archie from the car at the scene. She and her mother amused Ellie and Archie while others helped us we were amazed when we found out, he said. The huge response from the community since Saturday has been unbelievable. It is something we will always remember and we want to thank our families and friends for everything they have done for us. The road was closed for nearly seven hours, reopening at 5.10pm.Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either vehicle travelling on the A39 prior to the incident, to contact police on 101 or email: email@example.com quoting log 322 of October 31.