Pedestrian, 93, dies in hospital after collision with car in Newton Poppleford

A 93-year-old pedestrian has died in hospital after he was involved in a collision with a car in Newton Poppleford.

Emergency services were called to the A3052 High Street at around 4.50pm on Wednesday, December 23.

The incident, which involved a Ford Fiesta, led to the road being closed for four hours.

Police have now confirmed that the pedestrian, named as Kenneth Cooper, died on Boxing Day.

The pedestrian, Mr Kenneth Cooper who was local to the area, was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later passed away on Boxing Day…

A force spokesperson said this afternoon: “A 93-year-old man has died after he was involved in a collision on Wednesday, December 23, on the A3052 High Street in Newton Poppleford.

“Police were called at 4.50pm to reports of the collision which involved a pedestrian and a Ford Fiesta car.

“The pedestrian, Mr Kenneth Cooper who was local to the area, was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later passed away on Boxing Day.

“His next-of-kin were informed.

“The driver of the car was uninjured.

“Officers from the Roads Policing Team are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact police on 101, quoting log 753 of 23 December 2020.”

Police appeal after pedestrian, 93, is seriously injured in collision with car in Newton Poppleford

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