From Devon & Cornwall Police:
At approximately 5.20pm on Thursday 25 April, police and ambulance were called to a two-vehicle collision on the A39 Rooks Bridge, Barnstaple, involving a car and an HGV.
While en route a South West ambulance approaching the scene left the A39 and hit a tree.
Officers from Devon and Cornwall Alliance Roads Policing Team attended along with responders from the fire service and South West Ambulance Service.
The driver of the ambulance was trapped in the vehicle before being released and taken to hospital with relatively minor injuries.
The road was closed while an investigation of the scene took place and to allow recovery of the vehicle involved. Officers are working to establish the cause of this collision.
Police would like to thank the public for their patience while they investigated the scene. Police are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to telephone 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting log 0644 25/04/19.