A STRETCH of the A38 westbound was closed this morning after a car spun out of control.
The driver of the silver BMW M5, which was heading west on the A38 near the Manadon roundabout, told police he hit oil on the road and the car spun around into the grass verge.
Paramedics were called to the location, but fortunately the driver was uninjured. However, the car suffered extensive damage, which included having the rear passenger wheel ripped from the axle.
The inside lane of the A38 was blocked off for some time while police had the car recovered and examined the scene.
Fire crews and Highways Agency staff assisted in the clear up of debris and the lane was opened a few hours later.
Police would like to hear from any witnesses to the incident, which took place at just after 11.30am today.
If you can assist, contact police on 101 quoting police log number 231 of 16/1/2014.