A30 crash: Air Ambulance called after vehicle crashes into tree

Drivers face long delays on the A30 after a vehicle reportedly collided with a tree, leaving traffic queuing near Tedbury St Mary. The vehicle, which appears to be a lorry or truck, flipped onto its side in the crash and one lane on the busy route has been closed while the vehicle is recovered. Fire crews were called to the incident at around 3.30pm today (Wednesday, April 3) following reports of smoke coming from the vehicle's engine.

However, despite initial reports, a spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue[1] Service confirmed there was no fire at the scene. The lorry driver suffered minor injuries in the single-vehicle crash and was taken into the care of the South Western Ambulance Service, a police spokesperson said. According to one eyewitness, a Devon Air Ambulance was also called to the crash.

The vehicle is in the process of being recovered and you can find all the updates on our ongoing live blog.[2] Traffic monitoring website Inrix reports: "Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to vehicle fire on The A30 Eastbound after A30 (Woodleigh Junction). Travel time is ten minutes.

The police have now closed one lane to aid the recovery of the vehicle. Lane one (of two) is closed." A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We received a call at 3.29pm today reporting smoke coming from an overturned vehicle on the A30B East near Woodleigh Junction in Devon.

Appliances from Chagford and Middlemoor Stations were mobilised but stood down shortly after arrival as it was found that there was no fire, and no persons were trapped. The driver is now in the care of an ambulance crew." A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson added: "Police were called at 3.20pm on Wednesday 3 April following reports of a single vehicle collision on the A30 near Tedburn St Mary.

It was reported that a vehicle collided with a tree in the northbound carriageway. "The ambulance service was also called. A man is believed to have suffered minor injuries as a result.

Efforts to clear the affected lane of the carriageway are currently ongoing."

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