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Car forced off road by another vehicle in alleged hit and run at Frithelstock

By NDJPhilippa  |  Posted: March 04, 2013

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A car was ‘driven off the road’ by another vehicle which then fled the scene in an alleged hit and run incident near Bideford this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash which took place just after 12.30am on the B3227 at Watergate Bridges near Frithelstock.

A member of the public called the police, who attended the scene and confirmed a crash had occurred.

Officers said they believed a blue vehicle with front mounted headlights had forced a white Peugeot 207 off the road and onto a bank where it crashed in a ‘S’ bend road sign.

Police confirmed the passengers of the Peugeot, which is registered to a Bideford business, were a father and daughter.

Officers said the driver of the blue vehicle did brake after the crash but then drove off without checking on the victims.

Nobody involved in the crash suffered any injuries, although the Peugeot was badly damaged and the fire service attended to make the vehicle safe.

Police are keen to hear from any witnesses or anyone who might know the owner of the blue vehicle.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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  • R_Sole87  |  March 05 2013, 7:30AM

    I wonder what Michael Schumacher is doing driving around these parts.

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