One lane of the A361 from Braunton to Barnstaple is currently closed following the single vehicle collision today (Thursday).

An Ilfracombe man has walked away apparently unscathed after rolling his car ‘multiple times’ on the A361 and ‘completely destroying it’.

One lane of the dual carriageway between Barnstaple and Braunton is currently closed after the single vehicle collision at 3.20pm today (Thursday).

Police, fire and ambulance services attended to reports the 19-year-old was trapped in the Peugeot 106 after rolling it.

Fire fighters said the car was totally destroyed, but the man managed to climb out the other side.

A police spokesman said: “He has has been checked over by ambulance staff but they are saying he’s absolutely fine.

“He has no life threatening injuries. He is a very lucky man.”

Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible and expect delays.