Man suffers ‘life threatening’ head injury in collision

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The 86-year-old local man was taken to hospital after his car hit a stone bank and flipped onto its roof.

AN 86-year-old man suffered a ‘life threatening’ head injury after his car collided with a stone bank at Lynton yesterday (Thurs).

The local man was driving towards Lynton at around 2.35pm when the collision occurred on the B3234 Barbrook Road.

The Honda jazz collided with the nearside stone bank and rolled onto its roof, sliding along the carriageway until it came to rest.

The driver was taken to North Devon District Hospital where his condition was initially diagnosed as life threatening.


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There has been no update on his condition from police.

The road was closed for around seven hours as officers from the serious collision investigation unit investigated the scene.

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Any witnesses are asked to contact police on non-emergency number 101 quoting log 388 of June 6.

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