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A teenager is fighting for life after crash off A38

A teenager is fighting for life after crash off A38

Published by Emma Carton at 5:17am 18th June 2018. (Updated at 5:28pm 18th June 2018)

A teenager is fighting for his life after a car lost control and hit a tree off Cornwall's A38.

An 18-year-old driver from the Wadebridge is in intensive care with life-threatening head and chest injuries.

An 18-year-old woman was also rushed to Derriford after it happened at Liskeard.

Devon and Cornwall Police say she is in a stable condition after the collision on Sunday.

It closed the slip road for several hours and anyone who saw something just before 1.30pm is being urged to come forward.

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A38 Moorswater, Liskeard: Google Maps 2017

A force spokesperson said: "At approximately 1324hrs on Sunday 17th June 2018, a single vehicle collision occurred on the Moorswater on slip to the A38 westbound at Liskeard.

"A green coloured Ford Fiesta, driven by an 18-year-old male from the Wadebridge area, has left the carriageway and has collided with a tree.

"The front seat passenger was an 18-year-old female from the Liskeard area. Both casualties were conveyed by ambulance to Derriford Hospital.

"The female received head and shoulder injuries and is in a stable condition but sadly the male has received life-threatening head and chest injuries and is currently in the intensive care unit.

"A full forensic examination took place of the scene with the on slip being closed for several hours".

Police from the Roads Policing Team are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact them on telephone number 101 quoting log number 431 of 17th June 2018

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