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Woman seriously injured in collision with police van
A WOMAN has been seriously injured in a collision with a police van in North Devon.
The incident involved a marked police van and a woman pedestrian on New Road in Bideford around 7.20pm last night, Wednesday.
The 28-year-old woman injured in the collision sustained a life threatening head injury. Initially she was taken to North Devon District Hospital but later air lifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.
The driver of the police vehicle, a serving officer, was uninjured.
The van was on routine patrol and travelling in the direction of Torrington when the accident happened.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been made aware.
Officers from the serious collisions investigation unit would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them on 101 and quote log 738 of 6 March 2013.