Exmouth police appeal: pensioner is hit-and-run victim

17:16 20 January 2014

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Police are appealing for information following a ‘hit-and-run’ in Exmouth where an 88-year-old woman was left injured and shocked.

Police are appealing for witnesses following what officers are calling a hit-and-run in Salterton Road, where a pensioner was left suffering from shock and whiplash.

Devon and Cornwall police said an 88-year-old woman driver of a blue Honda Jazz had been driving along Salterton Road at lunchtime on Thursday January 16 when a red Citroen car pulled out as the woman approached the Liverton Business Park.

Police said the driver of the red Citroen C2 or C3 pulled out straight into the back of the pensioner’s car as the woman drove from Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton.

Devon and Cornwall police are keen to hear from anyone who saw a man get out of the red car and examine the vehicle before driving off.

Officers believe the man’s car would have been damaged at the front as a result of the shunt.

A police spokesman said: “As the female driver was approaching the Liverton Business Park junction a red Citroen C2 or C3 pulled out of the junction straight into the back of the blue Honda. This caused the Honda to lose control and sent it off the road into a tree.

“The female driver, who is 88 years old, suffered severe shock and whiplash injuries as a result.

The red Citroen was seen to pull over and a male was seen to get out check the front of his car and then got back in and drove off towards Exmouth.

“Police are appealing for witnesses or the driver of the red Citroen to come forward as the car would have sustained front end damage as a result.”

If you have information to help police, call 101, quoting Log 290 16/01/14.

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