Appeal for information after young dad serious injured in hit-and-run

Photo: Facebook/ Ashleigh Ackerley
(Last Updated On: April 10, 2017)

An emotional appeal has been made for information following a serious collision in Kingsteignton on Saturday, 8th April.

A 25 year old man, named locally as Jason Bunce was left with life threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Gestridge Road at 12:50am on Saturday morning. The car did not stop and has yet to be identified.

The mother of his young baby, Ashleigh Ackerley posted on Facebook early this morning, 10th April:
“I would like everyone to share this please Jason the father of my 10 week old baby has been in a hit and run collision with a car early hours on Saturday at one he was only enjoying a night out in Kingsteignton with his closest friends, he has got a broken femur bone its the strongest bone in your body and has brain surgery so hes in a induced coma. He’s now fighting for his life it’s a 50/50 chance so please the person who has done this just come forward please for his sake I would be very grateful if you did or if you know anyone holding information about this or knows anything even the littlest detail or if someone is acting differently from how they are usually please phone the police please he’s only twenty five years old thank you for reading this message,”

The post has been shared over 3500 times.

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If you witnessed this collision, or if you know the identity of the driver or where the car can be found, police are urging the public to get in touch as soon as possible.

Please email or call 101, quoting log 53 of 8th April 2017.

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