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The damage after A30 lorry crash in Cornwall

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Published by Emma Carton at 8:45am 10th August 2018. (Updated at 8:56am 10th August 2018)

These photos reveal the damage after a lorry crash that closed part of Cornwall's A30 for five hours.

A digger it was carrying fell into the road after the vehicle struck a bridge at Scorrier.

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Emergency road repairs on the A30 at Scorrier after a lorry crash

It happened on Wednesday night, shutting the westbound stretch between Chiverton Cross and Avers.

The damage to the carriageway was so significant, one lane remained closed for most of Thursday.

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A digger fell into the road after a lorry struck a bridge on the A30 at Scorrier

Simon Robinson-Barr told Pirate FM his car badly damaged in the aftermath of the collision.

He described the moment he hit debris as frightening, adding it was lucky no-one was seriously injured.

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A driver described the moment his car hit debris after a lorry crash on the A30 at Scorrier as frightening

"As we came round the bend, there was a lot of dust and debris in the road and it was quite low down.

"I think that as the digger fell off the vehicle, it damaged the electrics and the lights were off; you couldn't see anything.

"I hit something that was in the middle of the road and it has damaged my car.

"Instead of going past it, I pulled in because I realised other people behind wouldn't see what was happening.

"The police said they were surprised no-one was seriously hurt".

Driver, Simon Robinson-Barr

One lane was closed for emergency road repairs until just after 1pm on Thursday.

You can check the latest traffic and travel for Cornwall here.

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