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Crash closes stretch of A38 during morning rush hour

A38 crash doublebois

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:24am 16th April 2019. (Updated at 9:08am 16th April 2019)

Part of the A38 in Cornwall has been closed after a crash.

A car and a van were involved near Doublebois during the morning rush hour.

There is very slow traffic in the area and traffic is being affected in both directions between Bodmin and Liskeard.

There is currently a diversion in place along the A390.

Police say a woman has been taken to Derriford hospital with serious injuries.

There is a large amount of fluid and debris on the road and a full closure remains in place.

"On receipt of this call one appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin as well as a wholetime officer attended. On arrival it was a confirmed collision between a car and a van.

"One person was confirmed trapped, crews worked with attending ambulance crews to release the casualty using crash rescue equipment.

"Devon & Cornwall Police are in attendance. The A38 is closed at this time."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

"A38 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved from A390 (Twelvewoods Roundabout, Doublebois) to Turfdown Road (Turfdown).

"Affecting traffic travelling between Bodmin and Liskeard.

"Diversion - for the Westbound traffic, follow the solid square symbol via the A390 and the B3268 and for the Eastbound traffic, follow the solid square symbol via the B3268 and the A390."

Inrix Traffic and Travel

"Police were informed of a two vehicle collision at around 7am.

"There are injuries and a large amount of fluid and debris on the road, which will remain closed for the time-being."

They later added: “One female has been taken to Derriford with serious injuries and a full closure remains in place in the area.”

Devon and Cornwall Police

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