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Pedestrian, 78, suffers serious head injuries after collision with van in Westward Ho!

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: December 13, 2013

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A 78-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being involved in a collision with a van in Westward Ho! yesterday.

Police said the woman, who is from the village, was out walking her dog when she was in collision with a Vauxhall Combo van in Eastbourne Terrace at around 3pm.

She was knocked unconscious in the collision and was treated at the scene by paramedics before the Devon Air Ambulance, from Eaglescott, landed at the scene.

Police said the woman regained consciousness before she was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. She remains in hospital in a stable condition and police confirmed her injuries are serious but not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

The driver of the van, a man in his thirties from Bideford, was said to be suffering from shock at the scene and was treated by paramedics.

Police cordoned off a section of the road to allow the air ambulance to land but vehicles were still able to pass the incident with care.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation unit have launched an investigation into the collision and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference number 437/12/2013.

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