Newton Poppleford crash: Woman carrying grandchild to pre-school critical

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Image caption Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash which left a woman in a critical condition

A woman has been critically hurt after being hit by a car as she took her grandchild to pre-school.

The 61-year-old woman, from Otterton, was hit outside Newton Poppleford Primary School, police said.

The woman received "life-threatening head injuries" and the three-year-old child suffered minor injuries after the incident at 08:55 BST on Tuesday.

A 38-year-old female driver has been interviewed but not arrested, police said.

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Sgt Richard Newton said: "The area was extremely busy with vehicles and pedestrians at that time, as children were being taken into school.

"We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision who we have not already spoken to."

The road was closed for six hours for police investigations to take place.

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