A 53-year-old man is in a critical condition in Southmead Hospital after swerving his car to avoid a deer.

The collision took place at 6.40am on Saturday (May 12) between Colerne and Ford.

The driver of the silver Vauxhall swerved to avoid a muntjac deer but lost control and crashed into a wall.

He sustained serious head injuries and was taken to Southmead Hospital.

His 22-year-old daughter who was passenger sustained minor injuries and was taken to Southmead for checks.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact PC1106 George Rabczak on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.