Police are appealing for witnesses after a 78-year-old cyclist suffered ‘life changing injuries’ following a crash in Budleigh Salterton on Thursday lunchtime (July 30).
Devon and Cornwall Police said the crash, involving a bicycle and silver Audi TT, happened in Knowle Hill, Budleigh, shortly before 12.55pm.
Police say the cyclist, a man from the Topsham area, was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter by ambulance.
The 65-year-old woman driver of the silver Audi TT was uninjured, said police.
The road was closed while investigating officers carried out a forensic examination of the scene.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 12.55pm on Thursday 30 July, a collision occurred in Knowle Hill, Budleigh Salterton, between a Silver Audi TT and a pedal cycle.
“As a result of the collision, the pedal cyclist, a 78-year-old male from the Topsham area, suffered serious, life-changing injuries.
“He was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by land ambulance.
“The driver of the Audi TT, a 65-year-old female from the Exeter, area was un-injured
“Local officers, as well as those from the Roads Policing Team and Serious Collision Investigation Team, attended and a forensic examination was conducted at the scene before the road reopened.”