Exmouth firefighters take rescue equipment to fatal crash

PUBLISHED: 11:25 27 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:53 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH firefighters were called to a fatal crash at Whiddon Down on Saturday morning where a 14-year-old girl walked away from an upturned car where her 47-year-old mother and her 12-year-old sister died.

EXMOUTH firefighters were called to a fatal crash at Whiddon Down on Saturday morning where a 14-year-old girl walked away from an upturned car where her 47-year-old mother and her 12-year-old sister died.

The three, from London, had been travelling along the A30 when their red Toyota Yaris veered off the road, hit a row of trees and ended up on its roof.

A 12-year-old girl sitting in the back seat died from fatal head injuries and her mother, driving the car, also died at the scene.

The police said the sole survivor walked away from the crash and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

She was in a 'fragile condition' and under observation at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

The police are appealing for anyone who saw the accident to get in touch.

They are keen to hear from two vehicles following behind the Toyota, which stopped after the crash, but left the scene before the police took their details.

Firefighters from Exmouth, Chagford, Exeter, Crediton and Okehampton cut down nearby trees to level the upturned car in their attempt to free the trapped mother and daughter.

The police and the Devon Air Ambulance were also on scene.

Witnesses to this incident are asked to contact the police on 08452 777444, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting the log no: 462 of 25/10/8.

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