Police helicopter oversees transfer of prisoners after van crashes on A377
The police helicopter was called to the scene of a crash involving a prison van.
The van collided with a car on the A377 at Alphington Road in Exeter at 3:50pm today, and closed the road.
The white Iveco prison van, which was carrying four prisoners, collided with a Vauxhall Corsa at the Marsh Barton turn off, say police.
The crash left all the three males and one female with suspected neck injuries.
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Police say the driver is also thought to have been injured.
The driver of the Corsa, believed to be a female, was treated by paramedics.
The car was left badly damaged by the collision.
The force helicopter was called in to oversee the transfer of the prisoners as they were moved from the damaged van to another prison van.
All prisoners were then taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital to be checked over.
The road closure caused mile long tailbacks to the viaduct and although reopened at 5:25pm, delays were still clearing by 6pm.