Cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in serious Exmouth Road collision

PUBLISHED: 07:22 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:35 19 February 2018

The road is currently closed.

The road is currently closed.

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Five vehicles and a cyclist were involved in a ‘serious’ collision in Exmouth Road near Clyst St George this morning (Monday). The incident has now been cleared and the police are appealing for information...

Update: 12.05pm: The police have confirmed that the A376 Exeter Road has now re-opened, following the earlier five-car collision.

Recovery work has been completed and the accident has been cleared between B3179 (Clyst St George) and A3052 (Clyst St Mary).

“The road reopened at around 11.40am,” said a police spokesperson. “A 27-year-old man remains in Derriford Hospital with injuries believed to be serious, possibly life-threatening.

“Anyone with any information that can assist police with enquiries is asked to contact 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 74 for the 19th February.

Update: 10.20am: The northbound road remains closed. Avoid area if at all possible.

Police say that the cyclist who received life-threatening head injuries in a collision on Exmouth Road this morning is now at Derriford Hospital. The cyclist’s condition is unchanged.

8.55am: Police have confirmed a cyclist received life-threatening head injuries in a collision on Exmouth Road this morning.

Officers were called at around 5:45am following a collision between a car and a cyclist on the A376 Exeter Road, from Exmouth to Exeter.

Following the initial collision, three cars were involved in a shunt and damage caused.

A police spokesman said: “Three Ford cars and a Suzuki were involved in this and the follow up collision.

“One male cyclist is now at hospital with a serious, potentially life threatening head injury.

“Localised closures are in place including at the George and Dragon roundabout and road users are advised to avoid the area.”

The 56 and 58 bus services are experiencing delays due to the collision.

7.22am: Police reported the crash on the A376 shortly before 6am this morning.

The road was initially closed in both directions, but now only the northbound carriageway remains shut.

A police spokesman said: “A376 Exmouth Road northbound closed due to serious accident, five vehicles involved between B3179 and A3052. Traffic is coping well.”

Closures are currently in place between Fire Brigade Roundabout and the Clyst St Mary roundabout.

Motorists are being advised to seek alternative routes due to heavy traffic build-up in the area.

Traffic is currently queued back to Nutwell Road.

There are currently no details on any injuries or the vehicles involved.

Check back for more as we have it.

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