A driver escaped unharmed after colliding with a gas pipe and causing a leak. The car hit the pipe on Friday afternoon as its driver reversed into a garage, prompting the small leak. Three fire engines from Barnstaple and Bideford were sent to the property in Polywell, Appledore, where they confirmed there was a small external gas leak. Crews used leak sealant to make the scene safe. No-one was injured or harmed in the incident.