Two in hospital after three-car crash blocks busy Plymouth road
TWO motorists were taken to hospital following a crash which closed a major road for four hours.
The three-car smash happened outside Crownhill Fire Station, in Crownhill Road, at around 1pm yesterday.
Motorists were cut out of a black Smart car and silver Rover 25 and taken to Derriford Hospital. A red Ford Ka was also involved.
One woman sustained head injuries and a man sustained neck pain and leg injuries. Both were taken to Derriford Hospital.
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Nobody suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries in the smash, a police spokesman confirmed last night.
Three fire crews and a heavy rescue vehicle were sent to the scene.
Firefighters from Camels Head and Crownhill used hydraulic rescue equipment, hose reel jets and small tools to release both trapped people from their vehicles.
Five police cars and two ambulance crews also attended.
Engineers from Southern Electric were also there to deal with a damaged lamp post.
The road was closed in both directions from 1.20pm at the Haroldsleigh Avenue junction, causing widespread traffic problems.
The incident caused delays to traffic on the roundabout on the A386 Tavistock Road.
Plymouth Citybus services 29, 61, 62 and 152 were diverted as a result of the crash.
The road was finally reopened at around 5.20pm.
Any witnesses should contact police on 101 quoting log number 336 of November 14.