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'Serious crash' shuts stretch of the A30 in Cornwall

'Serious crash' shuts stretch of the A30 in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 10:25pm 13th October 2019. (Updated at 6:40am 14th October 2019)

A stretch of the A30 in Cornwall, shut after what was described as a serious crash, has reopened.

It has been confirmed that one vehicle was caught in the collision between Camborne and Redruth.

A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital on Sunday night, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

The eastbound carriageway, between the junctions for Tolvaddon and Avers, was closed until the early hours of Monday morning.

All emergency services were scrambled shortly after 9pm on Sunday, including firefighters.

One casualty had to be cut free after a car came off the road and hit a tree.

"One appliance and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a single-vehicle road traffic collision.

"The car had hit a tree and there was one person trapped in the vehicle.

"Crews used crash rescue equipment to release the occupant.

"The casualty was left in the care of ambulance crew".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Devon and Cornwall Police had warned drivers to avoid the area or to expect delays.

Highways said the road was likely to remain closed for several hours and diversions were in place.

However, officials confirmed the road reopened at around 1.30am on Monday.

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

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