Police appeal for witnesses after man critically injured in Torquay crash

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Police have appealed for witnesses to a serious collision in Torquay on Friday, 4th November.

A 76 year old man from Torquay was critically injured in the incident which happened just before 2.30pm. The road was closed for almost four and a half hours whilst the Serious Collisions Investigation Team examined the scene.

The collision involved a black Vauxall Agila, a grey Citroen Berlingo and a multi-coloured Mercedes skip lorry on Beechfield Avenue, Torquay.

The 76-year-old man driving the Berlingo, sustained serious spinal injuries and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he remains in a serious condition. The passenger of the Berlingo, a 73-year-old woman, was taken to Torbay Hospital with a broken wrist and six broken ribs.

The Vauxhall driver, a 17-year-old man from Dawlish, and two passengers were uninjured in the collision. The 36-year-old driver of the skip lorry was also uninjured.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicles before the incident. The Berlingo was driving from the direction of Browns Bridge Road before approaching the junction on Ascension Way, where the incident has happened.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting log number 407 of 04/11/16.

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