MONDAY, July 7 - Exmouth firefighters free man with suspected spinal injuries from two-car collision

PUBLISHED: 16:30 07 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:15 10 June 2010

FIREFIGHTERS from Exmouth took specialist rescue equipment to the A30 Honiton road on Sunday morning where a man suffering from suspected spinal injuries was freed from a two-car collision.

FIREFIGHTERS from Exmouth took specialist rescue equipment to the A30 Honiton road on Sunday morning where a man suffering from suspected spinal injuries was freed from a two-car collision.

Fire crews from Exmouth, Honiton and Ottery St Mary were called to the A30 Exeter-bound Pattison Cross-Daisymount carriageway, near Ottery St Mary, after reports two cars had collided and a casualty was inside each of the vehicles.

The fire crews closed both lanes of the Exeter-bound carriageway and the fast lane of the Ottery St Mary-bound carriageway until the police arrived and took over the traffic control.

A man suffering from suspected spinal injuries was freed with hydraulic cutting equipment from one vehicle.

The male casualty from the other car was already out of his vehicle by the time the fire service arrived.

Both casualties were taken to hospital by ambulance.

The fire brigade made both vehicles safe.

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