Traffic heavy and emergency services on scene following Thursday morning collision

A man has been taken to North Devon District Hospital with head and suspected sinal injuries after being knocked over by a car on Barnstaple's Longbridge this morning (Thursday).

Police said the collision between a Ford Mondeo and the casualty,thought to be in his 60s, took place at 10.55am, with ambulance paramedics now on scene.

He was reported as being conscious and breathing and was initially helped by passersby.

Traffic was heavy in the area but the bridge reopened at 12.15pm.

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