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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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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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