TWO people were rushed to hospital following a serious crash on Exmoor last night.

Firefighters from Minehead and Porlock were sent out to the scene of a crash involving two cars just before 8pm yesterday (Tuesday, August 23).

Somerset County Gazette:

The crews headed up to the B3224 Health Poult Cross, near Wheddon Cross where upon arrival they found a woman trapped in one of the cars.

The woman was given first aid by paramedics before the firefighters got to work.

Once she was released using hydraulic cutting equipment, she was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital in an air ambulance.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said the woman suffered a possible fractured leg and was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Somerset County Gazette:

A male casualty was taken to Musgrove Park Hospital with injuries to his face.

Highways also attended  to clear the road of fuel and oil spillages, duty of care was left with the police.