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Plymouth A38 pedestrian knocked off flyover in crash

A38 scene
Image caption The pedestrian suffered "serious head and leg injuries" and was taken to Derriford Hospital

A man was seriously injured when a car hit him so hard on a flyover that he was knocked over railings and on to a dual carriageway below.

The victim was walking on Merafield Lane in Plympton near Plymouth when he was catapulted on to the A38.

He landed on a bank about 30ft (9m) down from the bridge, close to lane one of the eastbound carriageway.

The man suffered "serious head and leg injuries" and was taken to Derriford Hospital.

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Image caption The man was thrown from this flyover

The man driving the car was also injured and taken to the same hospital. Details of the injuries are not known.

Forensic officers carried out investigations on the flyover, which has been reopened.

Police have appealed for witnesses to get in touch with them.

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