Pensioners take a tumble in separate incidents near Newton Abbot clock tower

By Paul James in Emergency Services

TWO elderly women were rushed to hospital after suffering falls at similar spots in Newton Abbot town centre within 48 hours.

Paramedics’ latest 999 shout in Courtenay Street - at the St Leonards Tower end - was just before 2pm yesterday when an 83-year-old woman banged her head in a tumble.

She was treated at the scene before being taken by ambulance to nearby Newton Abbot Hospital for a check-up.

On Saturday afternoon, at about the same time, an 87-year-old woman escaped injury in a fall at the same location.

She was examined by paramedics and taken to Torbay Hospital for a precautionary check-up.

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