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Police seek witnesses as Newton Abbot crash leaves pensioner 'critical'

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

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POLICE at Newton Abbot are seeking witnesses following a serious injury road crash near Stover on Saturday evening.

The crash happened around 5.25pm when a red Mazda 626 collided with a pedestrian on the main road between Churchills Roundabout and the Stover Vauxhall dealer at a private house called Whitehall Lodge.

The casualty, an 86-year-old man from Newton Abbot was taken to Derriford where he was described as critical.

The driver of the car, a 46-year-old woman from Bovey Tracey, suffered no physical injuries.

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Police say it is believed both parties were travelling in the direction towards Drumbridges when the accident happened.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or the events leading up to it is asked to call the police on 101, quoting reference 0564 171112.

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  • DevonJanner  |  November 19 2012, 1:55PM

    Yes, that road is treachorous,an unfortunate situation,sad for all parties!!

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  • Dick__Palmer  |  November 19 2012, 12:11PM

    @Debris ...."what on earth was he doing walking along that stretch of road? " well...maybe his personal helicopter is in for a service?...or his levitation skills are not quite up to scratch? ....perhaps he was just making his way home from town? just because a road does not have a pavement does not mean a pedestrian should not walk along it...how would the folk get about in smaller villages? ..he should of been able to walk along that road without being run down....that said he was quite elderly and i can not rule out that maybe he had lost his way....as for the driver of the car it could go both ways...you should drive to the road conditions etc and really should of been able to stop/take avoiding action...I hope the elderly man recovers from this and it will be interesting to see if any driver offences are brought

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  • Debris  |  November 19 2012, 10:40AM

    I do hope this gentleman has a speedy recovery but I cannot help but ask - what on earth was he doing walking along that stretch of road in the dark? It has no pavement on that side & the road is very narrow.

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