POLICE are still hunting the driver of a 'German made' car after a hit and run on the A39 yesterday left a 41-year-old local man with "significant injuries". 

The distributor road was closed for over six hours yesterday causing big build ups of traffic throughout the town.

The road finally reopened around 1pm.  

The accident happened on the left hand bend at the top of the hill in the gorge just before the layby in the approach towards the Hillhead Roundabout. 

The impact left debris strewn all over the road and investigators were there all morning gathering evidence.

Police said the 41-year-old man was "struck at speed" and his injuries were significant. There are still no further details of his condition at this time.

A spokesperson said: "At 4.21am, Saturday, April 14, Devon and Cornwall Police were informed of a hit and run road traffic collision that had just occurred on the A39.

They added: "A 41 year old local man had been struck at speed and sustained significant injuries, but the vehicle that hit him had not remained at the scene."

Due to the amount of debris left at the scene, it is thought that the vehicle involved will have significant front end damage.

The spokesperson added: "It is thought most likely to be a German made car, metallic blue in colour."

Anybody with information about the location of the vehicle now or its driver, who could also be injured, is urged to phone police on 101, quoting log number 142 of 14/04/18.