A30 crash: Girl, 4, critically injured in crash with lorry

A photo of the A30
The eastbound carriageway of the road was closed, leading to a four-mile-long tailback, said police [Google maps]

A four-year-old girl has been critically injured in a collision on a main road in Devon.

She was in a vehicle which was in a collision with a lorry on the A30 near Cheriton Bishop at about 11:00 GMT, said police.

Officers said she was taken to hospital in Bristol and two other people in the vehicle had minor injuries.

The eastbound carriageway, which was closed leading to long tailbacks, was reopened at about 20:45 GMT.

Ch Insp Simon Jenkinson, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "When we have an incident like that, naturally we have to close the road to examine and preserve the scene, which is not something we do lightly.

"It's vitally important that we capture that evidence so we can piece together what happened and, where appropriate, hold people to account.

"We are acutely aware of the effect on drivers."

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