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One dead following Wadebridge collision

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Tribute paid by friends and family

Tribute has been paid to Graham Brinsden, who died following a collision in Wadebridge.

Graham, an 80-year-old local man, was involved in a collision on Tuesday 9 October in Wadebridge. He sustained critical injuries and was taken to Treliske hospital where he passed away the following day.

Police were called at around 11.25am to reports of a Honda Jazz in collision with a pedestrian before colliding with a house, causing extensive damage.

Friends of Graham have since released the following tribute: “Graham Brinsden was born in St.Albans, Hertfordshire in 1938 where he spent most of his working life in the motor trade.

“He never married, had no siblings or children of his own.

“He moved to Wadebridge 16 years ago to be near close friends Rex and Mary Hester, and their family.

“Graham enjoyed an active retirement in Wadebridge and surrounding area, he loved the coastline, enjoyed helping with running the Folk Festival, and enjoyed spending time at the Betjeman centre.

“He was well known around the town, often seen walking with his Jack Russell, Todd.

“Anyone that knew him would say that he was always happy, very friendly and eager to chat. 

“He will be sadly missed.”

Local officers as well as Officers from the Roads Policing Team, and Serious Collison Investigation Team attended the scene. Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting log number 295 for the 9th of October.


Man named following collision

A man who died following a collision in Wadebridge has now been named.

Police were called at around 11:25am on Tuesday 9 October with reports of a Honda Jazz in collision with a pedestrian; the vehicle had continued over the pavement and collided with the gable end of a house, causing extensive damage on Southern Way, Wadebridge.

Emergency services including Fire and Ambulance all in attendance.

Graham Brinsden, an 80-year-old pedestrian, was airlifted to Derriford Hospital having sustained critical injuries; he later died in hospital on Wednesday 10 October.

The driver, a 77-year-old man was initially trapped, but was since been freed. He was taken to Treliske Hospital but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

Localised closures were in place whilst emergency services tended to this incident.

Local officers as well as Officers from the Roads Policing Team, and Serious Collison Investigation Team attended the scene. Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting log number 295 for the 9th of October.


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