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Elderly driver dies following a crash in Penzance

Elderly driver dies following a crash in Penzance

Published by Emma Carton at 6:34am 11th December 2018. (Updated at 10:26am 11th December 2018)

Police have confirmed an elderly man, whose car crashed into others parked in Penzance, has died.

The driver in his 80s was rushed to hospital after it happened on Heamoor on Friday evening.

Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police believe the pensioner suffered a medical episode.

The force is urging anyone who saw something just after 5pm to come forward.

"Police were called at 5.10pm on Friday 7th December following reports of a road traffic collision in Penzance.

"The incident, which happened on Heamoor Road, involved a Silver Toyota Aygo and a parked black panel van. A second report was received later where the same Toyota was in collision with two parked cars in Reens Crescent.

"Emergency services attended the scene and the driver of the Toyota, a man in his 80s, was taken to Treliske hospital. He later passed away on Saturday 8 December whilst in hospital.  

"Officers from the Alliance Roads Policing Team attended to investigate the circumstances of the collision.

"Police would ask anyone who witnessed the collision or saw a Silver Toyota Aygo in the area at the time of the collision to contact the Police on 101 quoting incident log number 672, of Friday 7 December".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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