Man Dies After A39 Collision

Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police

A car driver has died following a collision with a lorry on the A39 near Bideford this morning (Wednesday 14 January). Police and other emergency services were called shortly before 6.53am to the collision.

The red Volvo lorry, registered to Bideford, overturned, shedding its load of logs across the carriageway on the A39, two miles from Bideford, towards Barnstaple.

Paramedics treated the driver of the silver Subaru Impreza at the scene before taking him to North Devon District Hospital with life threatening injuries. He sadly died later in hospital. The family of the 57-year-old man from Bideford have been informed.

The male lorry driver was treated by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries. The male driver of a BMW was also treated at the scene for minor injuries caused as a result of logs falling from the lorry.

Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit are carrying out an examination of the scene to establish the cause of the collision.

Highways have assisted with road closures and diversions are in place, however traffic problems are expected in the area as a result.   The road is closed at Westleigh and Roundswell, and it is likely to remain closed for most of the day.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 114 of 14/01/15.


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