A man has been injured after a crash involving a car and a pick-up truck on the A38.

It happened near Rattery at 6.45am on Friday, August 30.

Police said the pick-up ploughed through the central reservation as a result of the crash.

A male driver was injured and freed from his vehicle and another person was in shock, firefighters said.

One lane on each carriageway was closed by emergency services, slowing traffic in the area.

Firefighters said a passing Royal Navy paramedic provided "excellent medical care" before ambulance crews arrived.

Buckfastleigh Fire Station said on Facebook: “Along with our colleagues from Ashburton fire station and Ivybridge fire station we attended a two-vehicle road traffic collision affecting both sides of the A38.

“On arrival, we quickly ascertained that there was one casualty trapped in one vehicle and one person free and clear from another vehicle but in a state of shock.

“Due to the quick attendance of our Ashburton colleagues, the officer in charge was able to quickly sectorise the incident and deal with both vehicles simultaneously.

“We were aided by a Royal Navy paramedic who was caught up in the traffic and he provided excellent medical care until the arrival of our friends from the ambulance service.

“The casualty was safely removed from the vehicle and taken to hospital by land ambulance.

"We would like to thank all the road users who were caught up in the ensuing tailbacks.

"During incidents like these getting people moving again is important to all the emergency services and something we try our very best to complete as quickly as possible.”

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police, fire and ambulance were called at 6.45am on Friday following a two-vehicle collision on the A38 at Rattery.

“The collision between a car and a pick-up truck happened on the Exeter-bound carriageway.

“The pick-up crossed the central reservation into the Plymouth-bound carriageway following the collision.

"The male driver has sustained injuries but they are not believed serious at this time."