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Torquay seafront crash: Mother and child seriously hurt

Crash scene
Image caption Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash near the junction of Torbay Road and Sea Way Lane

A mother has "life-changing" injuries and her six-year-old daughter has been left seriously hurt after being hit by a car while walking on the seafront.

The pair were in a group of five people when a car mounted the pavement in Torquay on Sunday lunchtime.

The mother, aged 35, suffered head and leg injuries described by police as "life-changing" while her daughter is in a stable condition in hospital.

The driver, a 53-year-old Brixham man, suffered minor injuries.

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The car, which was heading in the Paignton direction, also collided with a parked car.

The woman is being treated at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash near the junction of Torbay Road and Sea Way Lane.

The road was closed for seven and a half hours while a specialist forensic investigation of the scene took place.

Image caption The road was closed for seven and a half hours while a specialist forensic investigation of the scene took place

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