Police appeal for witnesses to a crash in Sidmouth after a cyclist is airlifted to hospital with ‘potentially life-threatening injuries’

A cyclist was airlifted to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after crashing with a parked car in Sidmouth, prompting police to appeal for witnesses.

Police were called to Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, at around 3.30pm on Tuesday (April 23) after reports a man in his 20s on a bicycle had been involved in a crash with a parked-up Toyota Yaris car.

The man, from Hampshire, was airlifted to hospital with what police have described as ‘potentially life-threatening injuries’.

The road was closed for several hours while the crash scene was examined, reopening shortly before 7pm.

Police wasn’t to hear from any witnesses to the crash, or motorists with dashcam footage.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious injury road traffic collision in Sidmouth.

“Officers were called to Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, at around 3.35pm, on Tuesday 23 April.

“It was reported that the collision involved a pedal cyclist and a Toyota Yaris, which was parked and unoccupied at the time.

“The cyclist, a man in his 20s from Hampshire, was airlifted to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

“The road was closed while investigations took place and was reopened at around 6.50pm.”

The spokesperson added: “Officers from the roads policing team wish to thank members of the public for their patience while the road was closed.”

If you have information to help the police investigation, report it through the force website, or call 101 quoting log 486 of 23/4/24.

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