Two injured after car overturns onto roof in Pilton area of Barnstaple
Two people have been taken to hospital after a car overturned onto its roof in Barnstaple this afternoon.
The white Ford Ka ended up on its roof following a collision with a red Peugeot on the junction of Raleigh Road and North Road at around 1.30pm.
The occupants of the Ka, a couple from Barnstaple, were left hanging by their seatbelts after the car flipped on Pilton Causeway.
They were helped out of the vehicle by firefighters from the nearby Barnstaple Fire Station. It is understood the man was complaining of chest pains and both were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
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The male driver of the Peugeot, which is registered to an address in Barnstaple, was not complaining of any injuries but was said to be “shaken up”.
Firefighters at the nearby station said they heard a “loud bang” prompting two engines to immediately rush to the scene.
It is understood to be the second crash on the same stretch of road in the last seven days.
Raleigh Road was closed for just over an hour while emergency services dealt with the incident. Police were directing traffic around the scene of the crash and traffic was heavy in the area for some time.
The vehicles were towed away by a recovery truck and the road was clear by 3pm.