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Young woman is left 'fighting for life' after serious crash

Young woman is left 'fighting for life' after serious crash

Published by Emma Carton at 9:36am 10th September 2019. (Updated at 2:07pm 10th September 2019)

Archive photo of police at crash scene: Alliance Road Policing Team

Police have confirmed a young woman is in a life-threatening condition after a serious crash near Wadebridge.

The 20-year-old from Bodmin was rushed to Treliske after two cars hit on the A391, but later transferred to Derriford.

Another woman in her 30s was also seriously injured after the collision at Washaway.

The road was closed for over seven hours as specialist officers carried out an investigation.

Anyone who saw something at around 6.30pm on Monday evening is being urged to come forward.

"Police are appealing for witnesses to a two-vehicle collision on the A389 near Wadebridge which left two people seriously injured.

"Emergency services were called at 6.30pm yesterday [9 September] following the collision between a Nissan Almera and a Volkswagen Polo between Bodmin and Wadebridge.

"The Polo driver, a 20-year-old woman from Bodmin, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Treliske Hospital. She was later transferred to Derriford Hospital where her condition is described as life-threatening.

"The driver of the Nissan, a 35-year-old woman from Bodmin, suffered a serious leg injury and was taken to Derriford Hospital. The male passenger in the vehicle was uninjured.

"The road was closed for seven-and-a-half hours while a full investigation of the scene took place.

"Specialist officers from the Devon and Cornwall’s Alliance Roads Policing Team attended along with a forensic collision investigator and scenes of crime officer".

Devon and Cornwall Police

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were also scrambled and say the casualties had to be cut free by firefighters.

"One fire appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin and two fire appliances from Wadebridge attended a road traffic collision.

"Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release casualties from the vehicles and assisted ambulance and police, who were also in attendance".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Officers are working to establish the cause of the collision and are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who may have relevant dashcam footage to contact them via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log 715 of 09/09/19.

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