Driver hurt in Ilfracombe lorry smash

AN injured driver had to be freed from his lorry by fire fighters after it was in collision with a bus near Ilfracombe this morning (Monday.) The 55-year-old man suffered a suspected broken leg following the collision between his red and white lorry and a

AN injured driver had to be freed from his lorry by fire fighters after it was in collision with a bus near Ilfracombe this morning (Monday.)

The 55-year-old man suffered a suspected broken leg following the collision between his red and white lorry and a white single decker bus just before 9am on the road between Berry Down and Lynton Cross.

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman said three paramedic crews were sent to the scene and the air ambulance scrambled.

The lorry driver was the only casualty however and was taken to North Devon District Hospital by land ambulance.


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Two fire crews from Ilfracombe and a crew from Barnstaple used two sets of hydraulic rescue equipment to release the man from his vehicle cab, where he was apparently jammed against the steering wheel.

A third vehicle, a white Nissan Almera, was also involved.

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