Updated: Child taken to hospital following A39 crash

The scene of the accident earlier today (Thurs). Pic: Zoe Young.

The scene of the accident earlier today (Thurs). Pic: Zoe Young. - Credit: Archant

Road near the Abbotsham and Clovelly Road roundabout partially re opened after driver and child both taken to hospital.

The scene of the accident earlier today (Thurs). Pic: Zoe Young.

The scene of the accident earlier today (Thurs). Pic: Zoe Young. - Credit: Archant

A CHILD is being kept in hospital under observation after a crash on the A39 near Bideford this morning.

The young girl and the driver of one of the two vehicles involved were both taken to North Devon District Hospital after the collision near the Abbotsham and Clovelly Road roundabout shortly after 11.30am.

Police said the incident involved a grey MG ZS and a blue Ford Mondeo. Eyewitnesses said the wreckage of one of the vehicles had come to rest on the opposite side of the carriageway.

A police spokesperson confirmed the road had partially reopened at 2pm although road cleaners were currently still at the scene.


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She confirmed the driver taken to hopsital had suffered a bruised rib. Neither the child or adult’s injuries were thought to life threatening.

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