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Two people airlifted to hospital after 'high-speed' crash

Two people airlifted to hospital after 'high-speed' crash

Published by Emma Carton at 6:28am 1st August 2018. (Updated at 2:10pm 1st August 2018)

Two people have been airlifted to hospital after a late-night horror crash near Wadebridge.

Firefighters confirmed both had to cut free on the B3314 and say two cars hit at 'high speed'.

A 20-year-old local man suffered potentially life-changing injuries.

A 36-year-old woman from New Polzeath also sustained serious injuries.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Wadebridge and Bodmin were scrambled.

"Appliances from Wadebridge and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended a serious road traffic collision at 23:11 on Tuesday night.

"On arrival, the crews confirmed that two vehicles had collided at high speed and inside of each vehicle was a person trapped.

"Firefighters used cutting gear and crash rescue equipment to extricate the casualties who were airlifted to Derriford Hospital.

"Police and Ambulance were also on scene".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Devon and Cornwall Police are urging anyone who saw something just after 11pm to come forward.

"Two people were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a two vehicle collision in Wadebridge on Tuesday night (31st July)

"Emergency services were called at 11.05pm to a collision between a silver Smart Roadster and a blue Peugeot 206 on the B3314 near Wadebridge Storage. Both drivers were airlifted to Derriford Hospital.

"The driver of the Smart Roadster, a 20-year-old Wadebridge man, sustained potentially life-changing injuries.

"The Peugeot driver, a 36-year-old woman from New Polzeath also sustained multiple serious injuries.

"The vehicles were both badly damaged as a result of the collision.

"The road was closed for eight-and-a-half hours for a forensic scene examination and investigation to be carried out.

"Officers from the Roads Policing Team and Serious Collision Investigation Team are appealing for witnesses and asking anyone with information to contact them".

Devon and Cornwall Police

The B3314 at Bodieve remained closed for vehicle recovery on Wednesday morning, but has since reopened.

Information can be passed to police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 1122 of 31/07/18.

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