Five-year-old boy "seriously ill" after road smash on Devon border
A five-year-old boy is seriously ill in hospital after a car crashed and overturned on the Devon and Cornwall border.
Ambulance, police and fire crews were all sent to the accident scene on the A3072 at Launcells, between Bude and Holsworthy, on Saturday lunchtime.
Firefighters from Bude, Bodmin and Holsworthy worked to free one of the occupants of the wrecked Honda.
"On arrival crews confirmed that one vehicle had been involved in a collision and was on its roof," a spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said.
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"Two casualties had been released from the vehicle prior to fire service arrival but there was a further casualty still within the vehicle. Crews released the casualty from the vehicle using small tools."
The air ambulance flew the five-year-old to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Devon and Cornwall Police said the boy had later been transferred to Frenchay Hospital, in Bristol, with what officers described as "life threatening injuries". There was no update on his condition this afternoon.
It is not known if the woman driver, or another child who was in the car, suffered any injuries.