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Woman suffers head injury after crash ends with car landing on roof

A woman suffered head injuries after an accident in Paignton that flipped her car onto its roof. Police confirmed a car overturned after colliding with a bus, traffic lights, bollards and railings during the incident on Long Road near South Devon College

The Ford Fiesta ended up on its roof near the Alan Kerr car showroom at the Goodrington road junction at 10.50pm on Monday 4th April. The driver, who is in her 30s, was taken to hospital with a head injury, not thought to be life threatening or change. Police say she will be questioned “in due course”.

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police, fire and ambulance were called at 10.50pm on Monday April 4 to a collision on Long Road in Paignton. A car ran into collision with a bus; the vehicle also collided with a traffic light, bollards and railings and ended up on its roof.

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“The driver was extracted from the car by firefighters and taken to Derriford Hospital with a head injury. Her injuries were not life-threatening or progressing. A woman in her 30s will be interviewed by police. police in due time.”

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson revealed the driver was trapped inside the car after the accident and needed to be freed. An article about the incident on its website reads: “Crews witnessed an RTC (Road Traffic Collision) involving a car and a bus, where a woman was trapped inside the car which was overturned and on its roof.

“Crews stabilized the vehicle and worked alongside paramedics to extricate the victim using hydraulic cutting equipment. Crews freed the victim who was transported to hospital by ambulance and secured the scene, in liaison with the police who also witnessed the incident. The road was closed for a short period.”

In a post on Twitter after the accident, the Devon and Cornwall Roads Police Team said: “The driver of this Ford Fiesta ran a red light in Paignton before hitting a bus. Incredibly the driver n “didn’t sustain any serious injuries. Unsurprisingly though, the driver was drinking alcohol and we took blood at the hospital.”

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