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Appeal for Witnesses to Man Hit by Car in Torquay on Boxing Day

The son of a pensioner who was left with head injuries and a broken leg after being hit by a car on Boxing Day has issued an appeal for witnesses to the accident.

69 year-old Grandfather Anthony Hollington was returning home after visiting his partner in hospital when he was hit by a green Volvo estate near Tweenaway Cross in Torquay.

The former postman suffered head injuries and a double fracture to his right leg before being taken to Torbay Hospital by ambulance. His leg was so badly damaged it needed surgery to pin it together before he was released from hospital after three nights, to be placed under the care of his family.

His son Darren Hollington, has now issued an appeal for witnesses in the hope of uncovering details about the accident.

He said, “My father has been very shaken up by the accident. He had been visiting his partner who was in hospital after a nasty fall and was returning home when he was hit by a car. He has suffered a terrible double fracture to his leg and a very nasty head injury which means he cannot live on his own for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately he does not remember very much about the accident and we are now desperate to find out how this terrible incident happened. We would really appreciate any help from any witnesses.”

Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Lawyer Katy Heppenstall, who is representing Mr Hollington, said “Mr Hollington has been deeply affected by this very traumatic accident suffering a serious leg injury which could affect his standard of living for the rest of his life. Obviously this is very traumatic for him and it’s of great importance that we can piece together the moments of his accident so that we can establish the cause.”

Any witnesses to the accident are urged to please call Katy Heppenstall direct on 0114 252 5612 or call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.

Any assistance with this matter would be most appreciated.

Media Contact: Lee Cain. Tel: 0207 657 1692