Bideford man airlifted to hospital

A Bideford man was airlifted to hospital this morning after his van was involved in a collision with a lorry at Putford near Holsworthy. It was some time before careful work by Torrington and Bideford fire crews using hydraulic rescue equipment saw the ca

A Bideford man was airlifted to hospital this morning after his van was involved in a collision with a lorry at Putford near Holsworthy.

It was some time before careful work by Torrington and Bideford fire crews using hydraulic rescue equipment saw the casualty released from the wreckage of his van and flown to hospital by Devon Air Ambulance.

Police said the 38-year-old had suffered a number of fractures following the 9.30am incident but his condition was not thought to be life threatening.


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