Five Injured as Car Hits Pedestrians in Tintagel Village

Five pedestrians were rushed to the hospital last night after a car collided with them in Tintagel, a village in Cornwall. The incident occurred around 11:50 pm near a primary school. Emergency services, including an air ambulance and a local fire and rescue crew, swiftly arrived at the scene.

Devon and Cornwall Police reported that all five pedestrians were taken to Derriford Hospital with varying levels of injuries, but none of them were life-threatening. The driver of the Mazda MX-5, a 22-year-old man, was unharmed. However, he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and is currently in police custody.

In a statement, the police explained that they received a notification about the collision at 11:50 pm on August 27th. The Mazda MX-5 had collided with the pedestrians, who were on the pavement near Tintagel Primary School on the B3263 road. The incident prompted a response from the Air Ambulance, South West Ambulance Service, Cornwall Fire and Rescue, and Devon and Cornwall Police.

The B3263 road was closed for several hours while authorities investigated the collision. The police spokesperson urged any witnesses, particularly those with dashcam footage of the incident, to contact the force’s roads policing team and provide the reference number log 1038 from August 27th, 2023.