Police appeal for witnesses after mother and child seriously injured in Torquay collision

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(Last Updated On: November 23, 2015)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman and child were seriously injured in an incident in Torquay yesterday (Sunday 22nd November)

A car mounted the pavement near the junction of Torbay Road and SeaWay Lane, it collided with a woman and child, who both suffered serious injuries.

The incident happened shortly before 1.20pm. Five two adults and three children, were walking along Torbay Road when a silver Daihatsu Sirion mounted the pavement. The Diahatsu, which was heading in the Paignton direction also hit a Ford Focus that was parked on the road.

A 35 year old woman suffered serious head and leg injuries, and is being treated at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. Her injuries are described as life-changing. Her daugher, 6, suffered serious leg injuries and is currently in a stable condition. The girl was initially taken to Torbay hospital but is thought she have been transferred to Bristol.

The driver the Daihatsu, a 53 year-old man from Brixham, was taken to Torbay Hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed for seven and a half hours while a specialist forensic investigation of the scene took place.

Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 400 of 22 November.

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