A39 closed following crash

Fire service

Fire service

Expect big delays, as between Higher Clovelly in North Devon and Kilkhampton , the A39 is closed in both directions.

Traffic is obviously very slow due to a serious accident on the stretch of the A39, involving a tractor and motorcycle  between B3248 between Welcombe Cross and Woolley. Diversions seem to be via Meddon.

This is affecting traffic travelling between Bideford and Bude.

Devon Fire Service says:

Fire appliances from Hartland and Bude along with the Heavy Rescue Unit from Middlemoor were mobilised to a report of a motorcyclist trapped underneath a tractor.

On arrival the Hartland appliance reported one agricultural tractor and trailer and one motorcyclist involved.  The casualty was not physically trapped under the trailer; therefore, the Middlemoor Heavy Rescue Unit was returned to its station.

Fire crews assisted ambulance crews with the casualty underneath the trailer, the tractor was driven forward to allow paramedics and fire crews access.  Fire service then assisted ambulance with casualty care and scene safety.  One hose reel jet and small tools were used.

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