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Casualties airlifted to hospital after a crash

Casualties airlifted to hospital after a crash

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:05pm 8th October 2018. (Updated at 5:09am 9th October 2018)

One person has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash in west Cornwall.

Two vehicles collided on the main road between Penzance and Helston.

The A394 is closed in both directions at Breage due to the serious accident.

One person had to be cut free by firefighters and several others have also been rushed to hospital.


"Police are currently in attendance at the scene of a two-vehicle collision.

"Fire have extracted one person from one of the vehicles.

"They are reported to have sustained possibly life threatening/changing injuries and have been taken to Treliske by the air ambulance.

"One woman sustained possible serious injures and is being taken to Treliske by land ambulance.

"A driver was also taken to Treliske by the air ambulance and one man is reported to have a minor injury.

"Extensive localised closures are currently in place.

"Drivers are urged to avoid the area and use alternate route".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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"Appliances from Helston, Penzance and a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on the road between Helston and Porthleven.

"Crash rescue equipment was used to cut free casualties from the vehicles who were then left in the care of Ambulance services".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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