Elderly motorist in hospital after Sticklepath smash

Barnstaple junction closed following two-car crash

AN elderly motorist was taken to hospital following an accident in Barnstaple earlier today (Friday).

The man, understood to be the driver of a black Vauxhall Corsa, was in collision with a red Renault Clio on the A3125 at Old Sticklepath Hill at around 11am.

The junction between Lake and Old Sticklepath Hill was closed for around half-an-hour to enable emergency services to move the vehicles and clear oil from the road. The junction has now reopened.

Both drivers were breathalysed at the scene and provided negative specimens.

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A police spokesperson said that casualty’s injuries were not serious and that he was taken to North Devon District Hospital as a precaution.

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