Woman struck by car in Crediton named

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Saturday 6th August 2022 6:00 am
An image of the accident scene in Crediton High Street on July 27.  AQ 7730
An image of the accident scene in Crediton High Street on July 27. AQ 7730 (Alan Quick, Crediton Courier )

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A FEMALE pedestrian who was struck by a car in Crediton on Wednesday, July 27, was flown to hospital in Plymouth by an air ambulance with potentially serious injuries.

A Mazda car came to rest backwards into the premises of Helmores estate agents, near Crediton Museum, at about 1pm.

The A377 through Crediton was closed as emergency services, including specialist rescue crews, cared for the woman who was described as “elderly”.

Screens were held around the woman and car as she was treated.

At about 2.30pm she was transferred by a land ambulance to an air ambulance.

She was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

On Facebook a family friend, Margaret Courtney named the injured woman as Di Perry, from Crediton, and said that she had sustained internal bleeding, which had been sorted and broken ribs and that she was “doing as well as can be expected”.

There have been no further updates on her condition.

Di is well-known in Crediton and was until very recently secretary of the Crediton and District Skittles League.

Crediton High Street partially re-opened to traffic at about 2.45pm that day and police remained at the scene until the car had been recovered following accident investigation work.

Part of the Helmores window was smashed by the vehicle and has been boarded up for safety but the estate agency is open.

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