UPDATE: Woman airlifted to hospital after Broad Street crash


A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital yesterday (Thursday) after a car crashed into shops in Lyme Regis town centre.

The silver Hyundai ix20 mounted the pavement and crashed in between the Co-operative and Ammonite Fine Foods in Broad Street, knocking into scaffolding. No one was driving the car at the time, which is thought to have rolled onto the pavement.

Police, ambulance crews and three fire engines attended the scene.

A female passenger was cut from the car by the fire service and taken to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, landed in Anning Road playing field, where she was then flown to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester.

It is not thought that her injuries were life-threatening.

The road was closed for more than two hours while emergency services dealt with the incident and there scaffolding was later removed. It is not thought any significant damage was caused to the shops, which both re-opened today (Friday).

Lyme Regis editor & Colyton reporter | Francesca gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University before joining the paper full-time in 2011. She is now editor of the Lyme Regis edition, as well as a sub-editor on the East Devon and South Somerset editions, and reporter for Colyton.