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North Devon Link Road reopens after crash between car and lorry

PUBLISHED: 12:02 07 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:38 08 August 2017

The damage caused in the collision today (Monday). Picture: South Molton Fire Station

The damage caused in the collision today (Monday). Picture: South Molton Fire Station

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The A361 was closed this afternoon (Monday) between Aller Cross and Bish Mill after a car and lorry collided.

Update 4.40pm: The North Devon Link Road has now re-opened following an earlier collision.

There are reportedly still delays in the area.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact the police on 101@dc.police.uk quoting the log number 294 of August 7.

Update 15.30: Police have confirmed a man driving the car has been taken to North Devon District Hospital.

There has been a collision on the North Devon Link Road, which is closed between Bish Mill and Aller Cross. Picture: Sarah HowellsThere has been a collision on the North Devon Link Road, which is closed between Bish Mill and Aller Cross. Picture: Sarah Howells

His condition is now described as stable.

A police spokeswoman said: “The road remains closed as the Serious Collisions Investigations Unit undertake scene examinations and arrange for the recovery of the vehicles involved in the collision.”

It is understood traffic on the diversion route through South Molton is heavy.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journey and avoid the area if possible.

12.02pm: The North Devon Link Road is closed after a crash between a car and a lorry this morning (Monday).

Police said a Vauxhall Zafira and an HGV lorry had collided on the A361 near the North Molton junction bat around 11.15am.

The elderly man driving the car was being treated at the scene and the fire service used hydraulic rescue equipment to release him before he was taken to hospital via land ambulance.

The lorry driver is shaken but appears to be unhurt.

Police, fire and ambulances services are all in attendance.

The A361 is blocked both ways and currently closed between Aller Cross and Bish Mill.

Check back for more information as we have it.

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