Barnstaple traffic was reported as gridlocked this morning (Tuesday) after a pedestrian was hit by a car at Pilton Causeway.

An elderly woman was taken to hospital with a serious head injury after the collision this morning.

Police were called at around 10am to the collision involving a green Renault and a woman in her 80s.

She is in hospital and her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police closed the A39 North Road between Pilton Quay and the next roundabout.

Traffic was reported as heavy in the area, but the road re-opened at 12.20pm and traffic has returned to normal.