Young cyclist hurt in lorry crash on Fore Street, Heavitree
A YOUNG cyclist was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after a collision with a lorry on Fore Street, Heavitree.
The accident happened near the junction with Gordon Place, opposite the Tesco supermarket at about 3.30pm yesterday.
The bike was left mangled under the front of the yellow Volvo lorry which had 'Special Motorway Maintenance' written on its side and was carrying building materials.
The boy, who is thought to be in his early teens, was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with injuries to his legs.
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There were no immediate details of his condition.
The road was closed until 4.50pm while officers carried out investigations.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident. Contact MPC Dean Dury (MPC5976), of Exeter Roads Policing Unit, on 08452777444 quoting log number 606 of May 27.