<< Go back to the previous page

Fatal road traffic Incident - Newton Abbot - 444 7 June 2019

Alert message sent 12/06/2019 10:24:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police


Appeal for witnesses

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a fatal incident in Newton Abbot.

Emergency services were called at 2.14pm on Friday 7 June to Newton Road, following reports of a road traffic incident which resulted in a bus performing an emergency stop.

A passenger on the bus sustained a serious injury as a result of the incident and was taken to Derriford hospital by air ambulance.

80-year-old John Tucker, from Topsham, sadly passed away in hospital a short time later.

Specialist officers from the Devon and Cornwall’s Alliance Roads Policing Team attended along with a Forensic Collision Investigator and Scene of Crime Officer.

A police spokesperson: “There were a number of passengers on the bus who present at the time of the incident and did not speak to officers at the scene. We’re really keen to speak to those individuals, who may have witnessed the incident, as they may have information which may be vital to our investigation.”

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision and anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting log 444 7/6/19.

Message sent by
Linzi Berryman (Police, DC Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.