The collision occurred between Culm Cross at North Tawton and the Winkleigh junction this afternoon (Fri).

POLICE have closed the A3124 between Culm Cross in North Tawton and the Winkleigh junction after more than 1,000 litres of diesel spilled onto the road.

The collision between the white Scania lorry and red Aprilla motorcycle occurred at around 1.15pm this afternoon (Fri).

A police spokesman said a tank had fallen from the lorry and hit the motorcyclist, who was described as 'walking wounded'.

Fire crews from North Tawton attended the scene after four diesel tanks which had fallen from the lorry poured diesel onto the roadway.

Crews stemmed the flow of the diesel and contained the run off using soil and an environmental spill kit.

The Environment Agency also attended. It is thought the road will be closed for some time.