Police appeal for witnesses after elderly woman hit by lorry

(Last Updated On: January 20, 2015)

An 87-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries after being in collision with a lorry in Exeter yesterday (19 January).

Police and emergency services were called to Topsham Road around 1.15pm after the elderly pedestrian was in collision with the HGV.

The woman, from Exeter, sustained a serious leg injury and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

The driver of the 18-tonne truck, a 43-year-old man, was interviewed by police and has been released while police enquiries continue into the circumstances of the incident.

Police closed the road for two-and-a-half hours while officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit examined the scene.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision and anyone with information is asked to contact the Exeter Serious Collision Investigation Unit via 101, quoting log number 346 of 19/01/15.


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