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Serious crash on A399 leaves cyclist with life changing injuries

Local man arrested.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious crash in North Devon last night (Wednesday 22nd May).

The collision involved a cyclist and a Ford Focus. The 37 year old rider from Yorkshire was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with life changing arm and leg injuries.

A 69-year-old man from Ilfracombe has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, taking a vehicle without consent, driving whilst disqualified, and driving whilst unfit. He remains in police custody and awaits questioning.

The road was closed for 8 hours to allow an investigation to take place.

Officers would now like to hear from anyone who saw the bike, or the Ford Focus before the crash at 7.14pm. 

Call 101 quoting log 850 of 22nd May 2019

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