Devon crash leaves man critically injured

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Posted Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:46pm

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Torquay which left a man critically injured.

Emergency services were called just before 2.30pm on Friday 4 November 2016 following the collision between a black Vauxall Agila, a grey Citroen Berlingo and a multi-coloured Mercedes skip lorry on Beechfield Avenue, Torquay.

The driver of the Berlingo, a 76-year-old man from Torquay, sustained serious spinal injuries and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he remains in a serious condition. The passenger of the Berlingo, a 73-year-old woman, was taken to Torbay Hospital with a broken wrist and six broken ribs.

The Vauxhall driver, a 17-year-old man from Dawlish, and two passengers were uninjured in the collision. The 36-year-old driver of the skip lorry was also uninjured.

The road was closed for almost four-and-a-half hours for officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Team to carry out an examination of the scene.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicles before the incident. The Berlingo was driving from the direction of Browns Bridge Road before approaching the junction on Ascension Way, where the incident has happened.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting log number 407 of 04/11/16.