Police helicopter called as four prisoners injured in prison van crash on A377 Alphinton Road
A prison van carrying four prisoners collided with a car on the A377 at Alphington Road in Exeter at 3:50pm today, closing the road and creating mile long tailbacks.
The police helicopter was called to the scene of the crash to oversee the transfer of the prisoners from the damaged van to another vehicle.
The white Iveco prison van, which was carrying four prisoners, collided with a Vauxhall Corsa at the Marsh Barton turn off, say police.
The crash left all the three males and one female with suspected neck injuries.
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Police say the driver is also thought to have been injured.
The driver of the Corsa, believed to be a female, has been treated by paramedics and the car was left badly damaged by the collision.
All prisoners were then taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital to be checked over.
The road closure caused queues to the viaduct and although reopened at 5:25pm, delays were still clearing by 6pm.