Man suffers suspected broken neck after crashing into tree

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Man suffers suspected broken neck after crashing into tree

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A 77-year-old man was taken to Derriford Hospital after crashing his car into a tree, which then hit a pedestrian. 

A pensioner has been taken to Derriford Hospital after crashing his Smart car in Totnes.

The car crashed into a tree, which subsequently hit a pedestrian, before striking a bottle bank. 



A police spokesman said: “Police were called to Borough Park Road, Totnes at 2pm on Tuesday 28 June following reports of a collision in the area.

“A Smart car left the road and collided with a tree which subsequently struck a pedestrian; the car then hit a bottle bank.

“The pedestrian sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

“The driver, a local man in his 70’s sustained serious injuries not believed to be life-threatening and was taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment.

“He was suffering a suspected broken neck.

“The vehicle was later recovered and the scene cleared at around 6pm.”


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