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Pedestrian 'fighting for life' after a serious crash

Pedestrian 'fighting for life' after a serious crash

Published by Emma Carton at 10:23am 20th January 2020. (Updated at 2:56pm 20th January 2020)

An elderly man is fighting for his life after a serious crash in Tavistock.

The elderly pedestrian was airlifted to Derriford after being caught in a collision with a car.

Police say the 80-year-old remains in a critical condition after the incident on Plymouth Road.

Officers are urging anyone who saw something just after 3pm on Sunday to come forward.

"At around 3.10pm on Saturday 18th January, police were informed by the ambulance service of a road traffic collision involving a white Fiat 500 and a pedestrian on Plymouth Road, Tavistock.

"An 80-year-old male pedestrian was flown to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance with life threatening injuries, where he remains at this time.

"Officers from the Devon and Cornwall's Alliance Roads Policing Team attended along with response officers from Tavistock, a Forensic Colllision Investigator and Scene of Crime Officer.

"A full investigation of the scene took place and officers are working to establish the cause of this collision.

"Police would like to thank the public for their patience while they investigated the scene.

"Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen this collision or have dash camera footage to contact 101 quoting Log 538 18/01/2020".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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