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Elderly woman dies after becoming trapped under car, Plymstock


Dash cam footage sought by police

An elderly woman has died after becoming trapped underneath her car in Plymstock.

Emergency services were called around 12.35pm yesterday [13 May] to the incident involving a yellow and black Smart car on private driveway in Shortwood Crescent.

The 72-year-old woman from Plymstock sustained serious chest injuries and was treated at the scene. She was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth but later pronounced deceased.

South West Ambulance Service, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, and specialist medical staff from the Devon Air Ambulance were also in attendance.

Police officers from the Roads Policing Team, including a specialist vehicle examiner, carried out a thorough scene investigation.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or has relevant dash cam footage to contact them via or by phone on 101, quoting log 338 of 13/05/19.

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