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One person seriously injured after crash near Truro

One person seriously injured after crash near Truro

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:04am 20th February 2018. (Updated at 2:54pm 20th February 2018)

An elderly man is fighting for his life after a crash that shut the main road between Truro and St Austell.

Police have described his injuries as life-threatening after three vehicles hit on the A390.

The 85-year-old was rushed to Treliske after firefighters managed to cut him free near Tresillian.

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed three others suffered minor injuries on Monday morning.

A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "A man has sustained life threatening injuries following a collision on Monday 19th February 2018".

They added: "The incident happened at approximately 11.15am. Police were notified of a serious road traffic collision involving a white car, a blue Skoda car and a grey Peugeot.

"As a result of the incident the driver of the Skoda, an 85-year-old man local to the St Austell area, received life-threatening injuries and was taking to Treliske Hospital".

The spokesperson continued: "The occupants of the Peugeot received minor injuries".

South Western Ambulance Service confirmed the air ambulance and paramedics were called to the scene.

A spokesperson told Cornwall Live: "We attended with two ambulances, a helicopter and an operations officer.

"Three patients from one car were taken to Tresliske Hospital with minor injuries. One patient from the other car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service confirmed none of the cars involved caught fire, despite initial reports.

A spokesperson said: "Two fire appliances from Truro, one fire appliance from St Austell and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised to a car on fire following a road traffic collision.

"Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to remove the roof and side of a car to release a trapped casualty. The casualty was left in care of paramedics.

They added that "none of the cars involved were on fire", describing the collision as "serious".

The road was closed for over six hours for investigation work, but reopened at around 6pm on Monday.

Officers from the Roads Policing Team and Serious Collision Investigation Team are appealing for witnesses to come forward contacting police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting log number 208 19/02/18.

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