Man suffers suspected serious injuries in Kingsbridge HGV crash

A 54 year old man suffered suspected serious injuries in a crash that closed one of the main roads through South Devon yesterday, police have said. The man, from the Bristol area, was taken Derriford Hospital in Plymouth after the Mazda car he was driving was in collision with an HGV on the A379, just outside Kingsbridge. A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “At 13.14hrs on Wednesday 23 rd September 2020, emergency services were called to the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A379, just outside Kingsbridge.

“The collision involved two vehicles, an HGV and a Blue Mazda car. The driver of the Mazda, a 54 year old male from the Bristol area, was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with suspected serious injuries. The driver of the HGV, a 53 year old man from the Launceston area, was uninjured.

The road was closed for five hours whilst a scene investigation took place. “Officers from Plympton Roads Policing Team and the Serious Collisions Investigation Team attended the scene and are conducting the investigation. “Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience during the road closure.

If anyone witnessed the collision, please call 101 and quote log 418 of 23rd September 2020.”

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