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Urgent appeal after serious-injury crash near Helston

Urgent appeal after serious-injury crash near Helston

Published by Emma Carton at 11:13am 9th September 2019. (Updated at 11:15am 9th September 2019)

Police have issued an urgent appeal after a serious-injury crash near Helston.

A motorbike and a car collided on the A394 between Retenna and Edgecumbe the Tuesday before last.

A 33-year-old biker from the Falmouth area was rushed to Derriford with potentially life-changing injuries.

Police say the man is still receiving treatment and have launched an appeal for witnesses.

They especially want to speak to the driver of a tractor who was heading towards Retenna and may have seen what happened.

"At around 2.15pm on Tuesday 27 August 2019, Devon and Cornwall Police received a call reporting a serious road traffic collision on the A394 between Retenna and Edgecumbe, near Helston.

"The collision involved a car and a motorcycle and as a result of the collision, a 33-year-old male motorcyclist, local to the Falmouth area, sustained potentially life-changing injuries and is still receiving treatment at Derriford hospital.

"A police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for any witnesses with any information and/or dash camera footage to please come forward, unless they have already been in contact with officers at the scene.

"Specifically, the police would like to speak to the driver of a red tractor that was towing a blue trailer and was heading towards Retenna. The driver of this vehicle may be a key witness to the collision in question.”

"Local Police Officers and Specialist officers from the Roads Policing Team attended the scene, closed the road and launched a full examination of the scene.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 477 of 27th August".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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