POLICE across South Devon are appealing for witnesses to two separate crashes in which six people were seriously injured.
Five people in one car were seriously injured in a crash on the A380 between Newton Abbot and Exeter at Mamhead Cross.
The following morning a 23-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital with ‘life-changing’ injuries after the other crash near the Sportsmans Arms on the Halwell to Dartmouth road.
The A380 crash happened around 10.30pm on Tuesday May 11, and no other vehicle was involved apart from the maroon Peugeot 207 in which five occupants were seriously injured.
The car was heading towards Newton Abbot.
Five occupants were taken to Torbay, Derriford and the Royal Devon & Exeter hospitals for treatment, and the road was partially closed while forensic work was undertaken and the vehicle recovered.
Police say they would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or was in the area at the time and saw the vehicle prior to the incident, as well as motorists with relevant dashcam footage.
The other crash happened near the Sportsmans Arms on the outskirts of Dartmouth at 9.30am on Wednesday May 12.
The collision involved a DAF 18-tonne lorry and a blue Ford Fiesta, and the driver of the Ford Fiesta, a 23-year-old woman, was flown by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.
She was cut free from her car and was being treated for ‘life-changing injuries’, while the lorry driver sustained minor injuries.
Local police and the Alliance Roads Policing Team were sent to the scene and the road was closed for six hours while an investigation was conducted.
A police spokesman said they wanted to thank the public for their patience.
Officers say they would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or was in the area at the time and has dashcam footage of the vehicles prior to the incident.
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