Salisbury Plain crash soldiers suffer 'life changing' injuries

Some 20 soldiers have been injured in a crash involving three army vehicles during a training exercise near Stonehenge.

Two of the injured have suffered "life changing" injuries and were airlifted to hospital, police have said.

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Army: Six Salisbury crash soldiers remain in hospital

Six of the twenty soldiers injured last night in a road traffic accident on an army training area near Stonehenge "remain in hospital".

The British Army official twitter account said that the families of the injured troops have been informed and a statement will be released shortly.

Salisbury crash soldiers suffer 'life changing' injuries

Military and civilian medical crews attended the scene. Credit: Wilts Air Ambulance

Two of the soldiers injured in a smash between three troop carriers on the British Army training area at Salisbury Plain suffered "life changing" injuries, police have said.

The pair were airlifted to hospital following the collision near Westdown Camp and Stonehenge last night.

Wiltshire Police said the two soldiers were passengers in the rear of the third vehicle, which also saw its driver sustain minor head and leg injuries.

Salisbury Plain is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is the largest military training area in the UK.

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Army says crash will be 'duly investigated'

The Ministry of Defence has released a statement confirming that they will investigate a multi-vehicle crash during a training exercise and confirmed that there were a "number of casualties".

We can confirm that there has been a road traffic collision in the Salisbury Plain training area in which it is understood there are a number of casualties.

The British Army is supporting Wiltshire Police and South West Ambulance Service with their response to the incident which will be duly investigated.

– Army Spokesperson

Around 20 soldiers were reported to have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash during a training exercise near Stonehenge today.

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Twenty soldiers injured in crash near Stonehenge

The accident happened at Larkhill near Stonehenge Credit: ITV News

Around 20 soldiers have been injured in a crash involving three army vehicles during a training exercise near Stonehenge.

Police say four of those involved have been left with "life changing injuries". A further sixteen are described as "walking wounded".

The incident happened at around 6.30pm near Larkhill in Wiltshire.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: "We received a call from the air ambulance who told us they were attending. First responders and three military ambulances were also at the location, a field on The Plain near Westdown Camp."

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Salisbury Plain crash: Three people in critical condition

A number of soldiers have been injured, three of which are in a critical condition, after an accident involving three military vehicles.

The incident happened at around 6.30pm near Larkhill in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Great Western air ambulance were both on the scene.

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