Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Photos: Woman 28, suffers ‘life-threatening’ injuries in collision with police van

09:29 07 March 2013

The scene of the incident last night. Pic: Graham Hobbs.

The scene of the incident last night. Pic: Graham Hobbs.


Pedestrian in hospital after being hit by marked police van in Bideford.

The scene in daylight this morning.The scene in daylight this morning.

A 28-year-old pedestrian is in hospital with life-threatening head injuries after being hit by a police van in Bideford last night (Wednesday).

The collision between the woman and a marked police Ford Transit van took place near Longbridge Wharf on New Road at around 7.17pm.

The casualty was initially taken to North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple but was later air lifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

The driver of the police vehicle, a serving officer, was uninjured.

The police van was on routine patrol and travelling in the direction of Torrington and officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit have been carrying out a full investigation at the scene to establish how the collision occurred.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Witnesses are urged to contact police on 101 and quote log 738 of 6 March 2013.


Other News Stories

Yesterday, 13:20
A busy Woolacombe Bay. North Devon has seen a welcome late summer boost in tourism this year

Tourism sectors across the region are reaping the benefits as a result of the late summer sunshine.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:17

Fire called out to help in the early hours of Thursday morning

Read more
Yesterday, 12:06
Giant veg grower David Maund picked up a number of placings at the Malvern Autumn Show

A giant-vegetable grower from Bideford has returned from a national competition with a prize haul almost as big as some of his extraordinary exhibits.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:16
Picture: Michelle Turner

After six weeks couple are reunited with their beloved pet following a huge search effort

Read more
Yesterday, 09:23
Members of the Acland family gather at the restored Acland memorial in Landkey Church.

St Paul’s Parish Church hosts a rededication service for its newly restored Acland Chapel – with special guests in attendance

Read more
Yesterday, 08:23
Keith and Gilly Pugsley with their new book, Do-it-Yourself Life Mechanics.

Combe Martin couple create a DIY guide to improving the mechanics of your life

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00
Olive and Cyril Milburn.

Torrington couple celebrate 60 years together - and reveal their secrets to a long and happy marriage.

Read more
Wed, 16:02
A new northern breakwater sheltering the harbour would be a huge boost to Ilfracombe.

‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’: North Devon Council has lodged funding bids asking for tens of millions of pounds

Read more
Wed, 13:31
Money is being set aside to expand Sticklepath Community School in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Council expected to rubber stamp half-a-million-pound scheme to boost pupil numbers in west of town.

Read more
Wed, 12:59
Newcross Barnstaple branch manage Alix Ripley is welcomed on board by operations director Geoff White. Picture: Submitted

Firm expands into North Devon with full-time positions for more than 100 healthcare professionals

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Devon

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications