AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy was air lifted to hospital with a serious leg injury after a road traffic collision in Tiverton last night.

A car and lorry were involved in the collision, which happened at around 5.50pm on the A361 eastbound near Gornhay Cross.

An 11-year-old boy, from the Tiverton area, was trapped in the car before being released by the fire service.

He was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary by air ambulance.

A46-year-old female driver of the purple Citroen Picasso, also from the Tiverton area, suffered minor injuries.

She was taken to Musgrove Hospital in Taunton before being transferred to Bristol Royal Infirmary.

The three other children travelling in the car were checked over by paramedics.

A 25-year-old male driver of the red and yellow Scania low-loader lorry, registered to Exeter, is not believed to have been injured.

The eastbound carriageway of the A361 was closed between Bolham and Sampford Peverell for more than eight hours while officers carried out a thorough investigation of the scene and the vehicles were recovered.

The westbound carriageway was also closed for a short time.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 650 of August 19.