Coach and car collide near South Molton

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The road was closed for more than two hours as fire fighters cut 51-year-old woman from car.

A WOMAN was taken to hospital yesterday afternoon (Mon) after a collision between a car and a coach near South Molton.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the junction between Silcombe Cross and Bishops Nymptom at around 3.50pm.

The collision occurred between a Nissan primera and a single-decker coach from Tiverton.

The driver of the primera, a 51-year-old woman from South Molton, had to be cut from the car by fire crews from South Molton and Barnstaple.

She was taken to North Devon District Hospital as a precaution, said a police spokesman.

Fire crews also dealt with an oil spill at the scene and the road was reopened by 6pm.

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