Police seek witnesses to crash in East Devon where elderly woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash in East Devon where a woman in her 70s was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

An elderly woman suffered serious injuries, including broken ribs, and a man in his 80s was left with a broken wrist and broken ribs after crash between a car and a lorry at Clyst St George on Thursday, April 22.

Police said the vehicles, a grey Kia Sorento car and a white MAN TMG lorry, collided at the St George and Dragon roundabout at 12.10pm.

The road was closed for around five hours while investigating officers examined the scene.

Anyone who has dashcam footage, or witnessed the crash, is asked to contact the police.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for witnesses of a collision between a car and a lorry at Clyst St George, near Topsham, on Thursday 22 April.

“The collision occurred at the roundabout by the St George and Dragon pub at 12.10pm and involved a grey Kia Sorento car and a white MAN TMG lorry.

“As a result of the collision, the front seat passenger in the Kia – a woman in her 70s –received serious injuries including broken ribs and was air lifted to Derriford Hospital for treatment. The driver – a man in his 80s – suffered broken wrists and ribs.”

The spokesperson added: “Officers from the Alliance’s No Excuse and Roads Policing Teams attended and the road was shut for approximately five hours while an investigation of the scene was conducted.

“Police would like to thank the public for their patience while they investigated the scene.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who was in the area at the time and has any information which could assist the enquiry, such as dashcam footage, is asked to contact police.”

If you have information about the incident, call on 101 email at 101@dc.police.uk quoting log 366, 22/4/21.

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