Police were called to the single-vehicle accident on the B3233 at around 4.20am. The man’s car – a black Vauxhall Vectra – left the road and collided with a lamp post and a wall. The 55-year old man, who lives locally, was taken to North Devon District Hospital with serious injuries that were later described as life-threatening. He was later transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Local officers initially attended the scene, with the roads policing team completing the investigation once the severity of the injuries were established. Police are appealing anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has dashcam footage of it, to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the 101 number, quoting log number 0105 of June 16.