A MOTORIST was airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A361 in the early hours of this morning (June 14).

Three fire teams from South Molton and Barnstaple were called to reports of a crash on the A361, Borners Bridge near South Molton, at around 1am.

On arrival crews confirmed the crash involved two vehicles with a man trapped severely.

Crews got to work trying to release the casualty using cutting gear, a hirst kit and small tools.

The casualty was taken to hospital via air ambulance.