A tragic incident occurred in Ilfracombe, North Devon, when a pedestrian was struck by a purple land train in the Hillsborough car park. The local man, aged in his 50s, was unfortunately trapped by the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been notified of the devastating news.
The incident took place on Friday, September 15, at approximately 5.15pm. It was later discovered that the crash occurred outside the land train’s storage facility and not during its operational route. Consequently, the car park was closed to the public while local officers and road policing officers conducted a thorough investigation to gather evidence.
A 61-year-old man from Ilfracombe was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the incident. However, he has been released on bail and is expected to return on Friday, November 3, pending further enquiries.
Authorities are appealing to any witnesses who may have seen the incident or possess pertinent information that can aid in the ongoing investigation. The police are especially interested in obtaining dashcam footage related to the incident.
If you have any information that may be helpful, please contact the police through their website or by calling 101 and quoting log 658 of 15/9/23.
This unfortunate event serves as a reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety and the need for drivers to remain cautious on the roads. It is crucial to always be aware of surroundings and take necessary precautions to prevent accidents.
Sources: Devon and Cornwall Police