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Crash woman loses unborn child

It's emerged that a woman, whose two year old son was killed when their car was hit by another in Torquay on Friday, has also lost her unborn child.

The 36 year old was operated on at Derriford Hospital but doctors were unable to save the baby.

Both mother and father are in intensive care.

A Polish man in his 20s, who was driving the other car, was arrested at the scene but later died.

Twenty five emergency service vehicles attended the incident, along with three air ambulances, which helped take all four people to hospital.

The collision happened on Hamelin Way in Torquay on Friday afternoon. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Hamelin Way was closed for more than 10 hours while the vehicles were recovered and forensic examinations took place.

A police major crime investigation team and serious collision investigation unit are looking into the circumstances of the crash.


Two year old girl and man die in head on collision

A man and a two year old girl have died after a head on collision in Torquay.

The police believe a car may have been driven deliberately this afternoon into the path of another car in which a family was travelling.

The girl's parents have life threatening injuries and are undergoing emergency surgery at Torbay and Derriford hospitals. The incident was witnessed by a police officer so the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Netherton spoke to us this evening

Update: Police vehicle crash in Barnstaple

Two people, including a police officer, are being treated in hospital after a patrol car was involved in a collision with another vehicle in Barnstaple. It happened in Sticklepath Hill, around 7.25pm on March 26th.

Police units remain at the scene and an investigation is taking place to establish the cause of the collision. Devon and Cornwall Professional Standards Department have been made aware and are overseeing the investigation. The road is closed while emergency services are at the scene and diversions are in place.

– Devon & Cornwall Police Spokesman
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