Man airlifted to hospital after two-vehicle crash on A39 near Bude
A MAN was airlifted to hospital following a two-vehicle crash on the A39 near Bude yesterday.
Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene of the collision on the road between Bude and Kilkhampton at about 5.15pm.
Officers said a white Ford Focus, registered to an address in Cornwall, and a purple Ford Ka, registered to an address in Torrington, collided.
The driver of one of the vehicles was trapped in the car when the emergency services arrived. It is understood a child was also trapped in the back of the same vehicle.
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Two fire crews from Bude attended and used crash rescue equipment to release the trapped casualties by cutting the roof off the vehicle.
The driver, a man aged 23 from Bude, suffering from chest injuries, was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by the Cornwall air ambulance.
A South Western Service Ambulance Trust spokesman said the small child was taken to Stratton Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.
Police said none of the casualties suffered life-threatening injuries and the airbags of both cars deployed on impact.
The road was blocked for a couple of hours while emergency services dealt with the incident and the vehicles were recovered. There was a significant amount of glass and fuel on the road which was dealt with by fire crews.