Motorhome crash in Beer

The German driver of a motorhome that collided with a group of youngsters in Beer in July was too ill to attend Exeter Magistrates Court on Monday.

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Motorhome crash driver too ill to attend court

The motorhome crashed into a group of youngsters in Beer in July. Credit: ITV News West Country

The German driver of a motorhome that collided with a group of youngsters in Beer in July was too ill to attend Exeter Magistrates Court on Monday.

Arnold Kasserra has been charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving in Common Lane in Beer.

The 67 year old is accused of causing serious injury to two young women when his Fiat Advantage camper van struck them.

Magistrates in Exeter were told the defendant and his wife were not fit enough to travel from their home in Germany to attend the hearing which was adjourned until the end of September.

Mr Kasserra was granted bail.

UPDATE: Injured girl transferred to hospital in Bristol

A teenager who was seriously injured when a camper van ran out of control at Beer in East Devon has been transferred to hospital in Bristol.

She was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth three weeks ago after the vehicle hit six pedestrians in Fore Street.

The move to Bristol's Frenchay Hospital is only so she can be nearer her home.

The only other crash victim still in hospital has now been released.

The driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving but is now on bail.

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Motorhome crash investigation continues

The crash scene in Beer in East Devon Credit: ITV News West Country

An investigation's underway after a motorhome ploughed into a group of teenagers near a beach in East Devon. One girl is in hospital with serious injuries after the accident which happened yesterday in Beer near Seaton. Seven people were injured, including the occupants of the camper van.

VIDEO: Crashed motorhome is taken away

A crowd gathered in Beer in East Devon to watch a crashed motorhome being lifted on to a low-loader ready to be taken away.

It was not so much the operation to remove it but more the fact that the camper van had been involved in an horrific crash earlier today in which seven people were injured, one of them seriously.

Our camera was there to catch the final chapter in the day's drama.

Full report: Motorhome crash in Beer

A teenage girl is in hospital tonight with serious injuries and another six people have been hurt after a motorhome hit a group of people in a village in East Devon.

The accident happened this morning in Beer near Seaton. Five of the casualties were making their way to the beach.

Four teenagers among injured after Beer crash

Seven people have been taken to hospital after a motorhome hit a group of pedestrians in Beer, Devon.

One pedestrian who suffered serious injuries was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by air ambulance.

Six other casualties, including the driver of the vehicle, were taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital in Exeter for treatment.

Officers were called to the scene, near the Anchor Inn, at 11.10am this morning after reports a campervan or caravan has collided with a group of pedestrians.

At this early stage their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Fore Street is closed at Long Lane and what is described as the top end of Beer.

– Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman

At 11:06 today South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) was called to attend a serious road traffic incident involving a campervan in the Beer area.

Five conveying resources were deployed to the scene along with a Basics doctor, the Devon Air Ambulance and further clinicians and resources from SWASFT's hazardous area response team.

At this stage we can confirm that one patient has been taken by Air Ambulance to Derriford Hospital with a further six patients taken by land crews to Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital or treated at the scene.

– South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust spokesman

The foreign vehicle struck a wall before ploughing into the group of pedestrians, including four teenagers, and came to a stop.

The driver of the vehicle, a German national, provided a negative breath test at the scene and is being treated at hospital.

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Photos from the scene of Beer accident

The motorhome at the side of the road in Fore Street, Beer. Credit: ITV News West Country

Seven people have been taken to hospital after a motorhome collided with a group of pedestrians in Beer.

Police were called to Fore Street just after 11.10am this morning.

One pedestrian has been taken to Derriford Hospital, via air ambulance, with serious injuries.

The other casualties, including the driver of the vehicle have been taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital for treatment.

The accident happened just after 11.10am this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

One taken to hospital after collision in Beer

One pedestrian has been taken to Derriford Hospital, via air ambulance, with serious injuries. There are thought to be 7 casualties in total including the driver of the vehicle.

Six of the casualties are being taken to the RD&E for treatment. Fore Street is closed at Long Lane and what is described as the top end of Beer.

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