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Serious traffic collision Ilfracombe

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Cyclist seriously injured

Police are investigating a collision in North Devon that has left one person with serious injuries.

At around 7:15pm on Wednesday 22 May, Police were notified of a serious collision on the A399 between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin involving a cyclist and a Ford Focus

The rider of the pushbike, a 37-year-old man from Yorkshire was airlifted to Derriford Hospital 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, driving whilst disqualified and driving whilst unfit. He was later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The road remained closed for eight hours to allow Roads policing officers and forensic collision investigators to attend and examine the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed either the pushbike or the vehicle prior to the collision or the impact itself; please contact quoting log 850 of 22 May.

Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience during the scene closure.

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