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Driver, 22, who crashed through bridge barriers 'very poorly' but stable

By Herald Express  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

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THE 22-year-old driver of a car which crashed through bridge barriers and plunged on to the road below is making steady progress in hospital, say police.

The man was seriously injured after the single-car incident on Hamelin Way in Torquay on Saturday, February 16.

He was admitted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth in a critical condition after suffering serious head injuries.

The Torquay man's condition is slightly improved and he is described as 'very poorly' but stable.

A crash investigation is ongoing and the exact causes of the accident will not be known for some weeks.

But what is clear is that the driver of the Ford Fiesta smashed through several barriers on the bridge above Edginswell Lane and landed on the banking by the roadside below.

The car landed nose first and the force of impact was such that parts of the vehicle were found 20 metres away.

A £25,000 scheme to repair the barriers has started.

The busy road was closed between the palm tree roundabout at Kerswell Gardens and the Gallows Gate roundabout for almost 12 hours following the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened at about 5am, should call police on 101.

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  • robocop1982  |  March 01 2013, 2:45AM

    thats a very steep hill. I'm suprised anybody would survive a crash on that road. that road is seriously dangerous and bad.

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