Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist, 78, was seriously injured in crash at Budleigh Salterton

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.”

If you have information to help the police appeal, call 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk and quote log number 419 of 30/07/20.

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