Heavy traffic in the area as second serious collision of the weekend closes the A39.

The A39 was closed between Westleigh and Barnstaple due to a serious collision yesterday (Sunday).

Police were informed of the incident, involving three vehicles, shortly before midday.

A woman had to be cut from one of the cars by fire fighters and was taken to North Devon District Hospital.

She was then transferred to Derriford Hospital where she remains in a serious condition.

Several other people were described as ‘walking wounded’.

It comes after a serious head on collision closed the A39 near Clovelly on Saturday.

The road was closed both ways between the Instow turn off and Roundswell Roundabout until just before 2pm.