Teenager suffers major head injuries after North Tawton crash

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Tractor and 44 tonne lorry collide near North Tawton on Sunday.

A 17-year-old has been flown to hospital with major head injuries after a collision between a tractor and a 44 tonne lorry near North Tawton on Sunday.

Police said it happened at De Bathe Cross on the A3124 at around 8.50am, with the teenager and a 21-year-old on the Massey Ferguson tractor both injured.

The younger casualty was taken straight to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with injuries initially thought to be life threatening.

The 21-year-old was treated in Exeter for minor injuries.


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The tractor had been travelling towards Whiddon Down when the collision occurred with the articulated lorry, which was travelling in the opposite direction towards North Tawton.

The road was closed for around five hours for investigation and recovery.

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The serious collisions investigation unit is keen to hear from anyone who either witnessed or has information about the incident by calling 101 and quoting log 300 of June 23.

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