Emergency services reopen Link Road following early morning incident.

A MOTORIST was taken to hospital after crashing his car on the A39 near Barnstaple earlier this morning (Monday).

The blue Vauxhall Zafira, travelling from Bideford to Barnstaple, crashed near a picnic area a mile from the Roundswell roundabout.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident, which happened at around 4.40am.

Two fire crews from Barnstaple worked with paramedics to help free the casualty, who was taken to North Devon District Hospital suffering ‘minor’ injuries.

The road was re-opened at 6.50am.