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Salisbury Plain: Soldiers seriously injured in road crash

By Rod Minchin

Published 18/06/2015

At least four soldiers have been left with "life-changing injuries" after a serious crash between three troop carriers on Salisbury Plain, police have said.

Up to 20 military personnel were injured in the incident at 6.30pm yesterday in a field near Westdown Camp.

Two people with life-threatening injuries were flown to Southampton General Hospital, and eight with serious injuries were taken to Salisbury.

Salisbury Plain is the biggest military training area in the UK.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said last night: "First responders and three military ambulances were also at the location.

"We had reports of four to five people with life-changing injuries and approximately 16 other walking wounded.

"It happened on a by-way which cuts through The Plain, hence why we were called."

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