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Police search for car in collision with pedestrian on Mutley Plain

By Jon_Bayley  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

Police at the scene on Mutley Plain

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A WOMAN was taken to hospital after she was hit by a car and thrown over a barrier in Plymouth.

Police say they are searching for the driver of a red Volvo car in connection with the incident which happened on Mutley Plain at 3:40pm yesterday.

The woman was crossing Houndiscombe Road, near the Dominos Pizza outlet, when she was allegedly struck by a car forcing her into a barrier and landing on the other side.

Police and paramedics closed off the scene at the Ford Park Road junction while investigations were carried out.

The injured woman complained of left-hand side hip and stomach pains and was taken to Derriford Hospital.

She did not receive any broken bones but was kept in hospital overnight for observations. Her condition is not believed to be serious.

Inspector Ian Milligan, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "It doesn't appear to have been a deliberate incident but we are satisfied that the driver should have been aware they'd been involved in some sort of collision.

"However, we are keeping an open mind and would encourage anyone with information to get in touch."

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them on 101.

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  • plympaul  |  January 10 2013, 12:23AM

    whoever this person in the car is well hasnt got a good heart!!!! hope the poor women is ok

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  • catdaddy1214  |  January 09 2013, 10:36PM

    That's one accurate description of the car.

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  • MissAnthrope  |  January 09 2013, 9:24PM

    I agree the car and driver must be traced, but don't forget the police need to arrest the person who threw her over the barrier as well. This is why I always phone out for my pizza.

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  • josdave  |  January 09 2013, 7:16PM

    There must be CCTV there to capture it. As for the driver he should be banned from driving for a very long time and given a long time inside to reflect on what could have been a murder charge.

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  • Plymouthking  |  January 09 2013, 6:58PM

    is that it - 'a red car'...? no description, no make or model... surely at this time of the day - there would have been lots of witnesses and as Monkeyman states - surely its on CCTV as there's quite a few cameras on Mutley Plain...

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  • heyheyhey  |  January 09 2013, 6:51PM

    What a s--- trick to pull-how do you hit a human being with a car and not stop? Unthinkable.

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  • Monkeyman  |  January 09 2013, 5:34PM

    With the amount of cctv in the area shouldn't be too long before they catch the perp.

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