UPDATED: One person cut free after A37 crash

UPDATED:  One person cut free after A37 crash

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:10am 4th March 2020. (Updated at 7:38am 4th March 2020)

Three vehicles have been involved in an accident on the A37.

One person had to be cut free after the crash which happened near the Stockwood and Chetnole junction at around 11.15pm last night. (Tuesday 3rd March)

Emergency services including the air ambulance responded. 

The vehicles involved were a blue Mercedes Sprinter van, a black Volkswagen Transporter van and a red Ford Focus.

A person in the Ford Focus was reported to be trapped with smoke coming from the vehicle.

A spokesperson for Maiden Newton Fire Station said:

"Once in attendance we found one person trapped and, working with Yeovil Fire Station, the vehicles door was removed to release the casualty and the other vehicles were made safe."

Dorset Police say the casualty was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and the occupants of the other vehicles were not seriously injured.

Dorset Police Car At Night

The road was closed to allow police to investigate the scene, and was reopened at 3.50am this morning.

A spokesman for Dorset Police told Wessex FM:

"A 51-year-old man from Okehampton in Devon has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

"We would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place."