‘Elderly driver’ taken to hospital as a precaution after two-vehicle crash near Bideford.

The A39 was closed at Westleigh on Saturday night after a two-vehicle collision near Bideford.

An ‘elderly driver’ was taken to hospital as a precaution, said a police spokesman, after the collision just before 10pm.

A blue Vauxhall saloon and a grey BMW x5 were involved in the crash.

Fire fighters from Bideford and Barnstaple were called to the scene and made the vehicles safe.

The road reopened by midnight.