Cyclist in hospital with 'life threatening injuries' after Torquay collision

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(Last Updated On: July 30, 2014)

A cyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being in collision with a lorry in Torquay.

Emergency services were called to the A380 Riviera Way yesterday (29 July) after the collision happened at Browns Bridge Road at around 4.40pm.

The lorry, a MAN 7.5 HGV was travelling towards Newton Abbot when it was in collision with the cyclist who was crossing the carriageway.

The rider, a 49 year old from Paignton, received serious injuries and which are described as life threatening.

He was initially taken to Torbay Hospital but was then taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

A specialist forensic investigation of the scene took place and the road was fully opened by 10.15pm.

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Police from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact them on 101, quoting log number 618 of 29/07/14.

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