Police appeal after serious collision with fuel tanker in Honiton

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a fuel tanker near Honiton.

At around 7:15am on Sunday, March 19th, a serious collision took place between a blue Peugeot 206 and a 44-tonne fuel tanker on Windgate Hill, Honiton.

A third vehicle, a black Vauxhall Corsa was following directly behind the Peugeot 206 and was involved in a secondary collision.

The 18-year-old female driver of the blue Peugeot sustained serious, life changing arm injuries and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, where she remains following surgery.

The male driver of the Corsa and the driver of the fuel tanker were both taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where they were treated for shock.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw these vehicles prior to the collision, or any drivers who may have dashcam footage that could help police with their enquires.

If you have any information, please contact 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 204 for the 19th of March.

Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Chard & Ilminster Reporter | After studying for his NCTJ in Bournemouth, Peter started with the paper in June 2015 on a freelance basis, now permanently based in East Devon covering community and council news.

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