A lorry driver was seriously injured after car transporter overturned on North Devon Link Road.

Police and fire services were called to the A361 at Tiverton yesterday (Monday) after a car transporter carrying around 10 vehicles overturned

The single vehicle collision saw the lorry, which was carrying around 10 cars, leave the road and roll over at around 5.45pm.

Fire crews from Tiverton, Cullumpton and Middlemore called to the A361 between the M5 and Gornhay Cross.

Fire fighters had ‘some difficulty’ accessing the incident due to heavy traffic in the area and requested a further crew from Bampton with extra lighting as well as heavy rescue vehicles and equipment.

It took fire fighters two hours to cut the driver from the lorry and police said his injuries were ‘serious but not life-threatening’.

The road was closed for several hours following the collision.

Sgt Harry Tangye of Devon and Cornwall Police tweeted the above photo and said: “When a car transporter losses control on the A361 Devon near Tiverton. 12 cars destroyed. Enquiries continue. Minor injuries log 593.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision on 101 or 101@dc.police.uk quoting log 593 of December 12.