Police investigation after people injured in two smashes at Grenofen, near Plymouth
TWO separate crashes in the same spot left several people injured, police say.
The roof of a car had to be sawn off by firefighters while rescuing an injured 68-year-old woman following a two-car crash on the A386 near Grenofen yesterday.
The emergency services were called to the scene, near the Halfway House Inn, at 1.45pm after reports of a grey Audi A4 TDI and a red Peugeot 205 XLD colliding.
The shocked Peugeot driver – who was still in her vehicle when emergency services arrived – complained of neck and chest pain.
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Firefighters cut the roof off the car and the woman was then taken to Derriford Hospital at 2.07pm.
The accident was close to another smash, involving four cars, which happened on Wednesday.
That collision involved a silver Ford Focus, travelling towards Tavistock, and a Nissan Almera and a DAF HGV, which were both travelling in the opposite direction.
A black BMW, also heading towards Tavistock, was then involved in a collision with the Nissan.
The occupants of the Ford Focus, an 80-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman from Bere Alston, had to be cut free from the vehicle by the fire service.
They were taken to Derriford Hospital with injuries which were not thought to be serious.
The female driver of the Nissan Almera, a 28-year-old woman from Milton Abbot, sustained serious back injuries and internal bruising and was also taken to Derriford Hospital.
The 59-year-old Plymouth man driving the HGV and a 38-year-old Tavistock man driving the BMW were uninjured.
The road was closed for seven hours for the trapped casualties to be freed and for police officers to investigate the scene.
Police are appealing for witnesses to Wednesday's crash to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Crownhill Police Station by phoning 101, quoting log 595 of February 27.