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Woman seriously injured following crash near Truro

Woman seriously injured following crash near Truro

Published by Emma Carton at 6:09am 8th June 2018. (Updated at 7:42am 9th June 2018)

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after a crash that closed the A390 between Truro and St Austell.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were scrambled after two cars hit at Probus on Thursday.

The casualty was flown to Treliske with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.

Diversions were put in place just after 2pm and a stretch of the road was closed for several hours.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed they got the call after reports of one person trapped.

A force spokesperson said: "Emergency services were called at 2pm today to the A390 at Probus, Truro following reports of a collision involving a Skoda and a Ford.

They added: "Fire attended to assist and the woman was then airlifted to hospital with serious injuries, not described as life-threatening".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service confirmed one casualty was trapped and had to be cut free.

A spokesperson said: "At 14:08 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received a call from Devon and Cornwall Police, requesting our assistance at a road traffic collision.

"Fire appliances from Truro and St Austell, along with the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident.

"On arrival, crews discovered a multiple road traffic collision with one casualty trapped".

They added: "Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to remove the casualty who was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

"Crews then proceeded to make the vehicles and scene safe".

The road was reopened just after 6pm on Thursday evening.

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