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Pedestrian 'fights for life' after crash in Wadebridge

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Published by Emma Carton at 6:42am 10th October 2018. (Updated at 6:45am 10th October 2018)

Firefighters scrambled to a serious crash in Wadebridge reveal they had to ask people to put cameras away.

An 80-year-old pedestrian, airlifted to Derriford after a car hit a house on Tuesday, is fighting for his life.

Crews posted a plea on social media, urging bystanders to show some respect and let them get on with their job.

Devon and Cornwall Police have urged anyone who saw something just before 11.30am to come forward.

"At approximately 11:23hrs on Tuesday 9th October 2018, a single vehicle and pedestrian road traffic collision occurred on Southern Way, Wadebridge, where a Honda Jazz car has struck a pedestrian.

"The Honda has continued over the pavement and collided with the gable end of a house, causing extensive damage.

"The pedestrian, an 80 year old male from the Wadebridge area, suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted from the scene to Derriford hospital.

"The driver of the Honda, a 77-year-old male from the local area was taken to Treliske hospital with minor injuries.

"Local officers, as well as officers from the Roads Policing Team, and Serious Collison Investigation Team, attended the scene".

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101 quoting log number 295 09/10/18

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