Devon

Darts fan injured in fall from car in Exeter 'taxi' mix-up

  • 1 March 2013
  • From the section Devon

A man who fell from the open door of a moving car is in a critical condition in hospital with head injuries.

The 49-year-old from Somerset climbed into the vehicle, believing it was a taxi, after watching darts at Exeter's Westpoint Arena on Thursday evening.

The driver, who refused to take him, drove off with the sliding side door of the car open and the man fell out.

Devon and Cornwall Police have appealed for the driver of the car - or any witnesses - to contact them.

The accident happened just before 22:30 GMT, a police spokesman said.

The injured man was part of a group of friends who had been to the Premier League Darts event at Westpoint.

The vehicle is described as a black medium-sized people carrier - possible a Mercedes Vito - and its driver was a man aged between 50 and 60, of small to medium build wearing a black jacket.

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