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Paignton crash left sparking electricity cables lying near fuel

By This is Devon  |  Posted: October 22, 2012

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A driver escaped the scene of a potentially serious fire in Paignton this morning.

At 5.27am a van overturned on the A385 Totnes Road outside the Devon Hill Holiday park.

The crash brought down an electricity pylon and power cables.

Police, paramedics and Western Power were called to the scene where police say live wires were lying alongside fuel which had leaked from the van.

The driver of the white Ford Transit van was out of the vehicle when emergency services arrived.

He was said to be suffering from shock and was taken to Torbay Hospital as a precaution.

Traffic soon built up in the area and by 7am Blagdon Road was gridlocked.

Police urged drivers not to head through Tweenway Cross.

Western Power hope to have the pylon repaired by midday.

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