Plymouth man, 85, dies two months after crash with HGV on A38
An 85-year-old man has died almost two months after a crash involving a lorry on the A38 in Plymouth.
Albert Roach, 85, was taken to Derriford Hospital after a crash involving his red Rover 420 and an GHV on January 9 .
Police today said he died on February 27.
The accident happened at about 1.50pm on Wednesday, January 9 on the A38 at Manadon on the eastbound carriageway.
The collision involved a Mercedes HGV, a fully-loaded recycling lorry, driven by a 42-year-old man from the Ashburton area.
Mr Roach, from Plymouth, was taken to Derriford Hospital.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death and a report will be submitted to the coroner.
At the time of the accident police said Mr Roach had to be cut free from his car with a serious neck injury.
The accident caused serious tailbacks along the A38 beyond the Crownhill slip with the route closed for some time.
Three fire crews were joined by at least two ambulances at the scene of the crash.
A police spokesman described the HGV driver as “walking wounded”.
Acting Sergeant Ryan Canning said: “At the moment it appears that the HGV has collided with the back of the Rover causing them both to leave the carriageway."
Another HGV narrowly missed crashing into the car and lorry, coming to rest at a 45 degree angle.