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Elderly man dies after South Molton zebra crossing collision

PUBLISHED: 09:52 14 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:52 14 January 2014

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The 86-year-old, who was driving a mobility scooter at the time, was taken to hospital with serious injuries but died yesterday (Mon).

AN ELDERLY man who was involved in a collision at a zebra crossing in South Molton on Saturday has died.

The 86-year-old man from South Molton was driving a mobility scooter across the crossing in New Road at around 11.20am when he was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus.

The air ambulance attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital North Devon District Hospital with serious head injuries but died yesterday (Monday) evening.

The elderly driver of the Ford, also from South Molton, was not thought to be injured.

The road was closed for four hours and officers from the serious collisions unit are now investigating how the collision took place.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on non emergency number 101 quoting log 264 of January 11.

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