Photo: Seven car pile-up closes Bideford Bridge

The scene of the crash. Photo: Dave Stevens (@stevie21001 on Twitter)

The scene of the crash. Photo: Dave Stevens (@stevie21001 on Twitter) - Credit: Archant

The A39 was closed for several hours following the collision on Saturday.

THE Torridge Bridge was closed for several hours on Saturday afternoon after a multi-vehicle collision.

Police confirmed seven cars were involved in the incident which saw police, fire and ambulance crews scrambled to the scene on the A39 at 1.20pm.

One woman suffered neck injuries but all drivers and passengers were free and clear of the vehicles when fire crews from Bideford and Barnstaple arrived.

Fire crews and police worked to move the vehicles to the side of the carriageway to help move traffic, and the road was reopened again at 3.50pm.


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Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident and looking into the weather as a possible cause.

Did you witness the collision? Send your photos to sarah.howells@archant.co.uk, or upload them to iwitness24 East and North Devon using the link in the top right of the page.

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