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Man in hospital after 'serious' A30 crash in Cornwall

Man in hospital after 'serious' A30 crash in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 7:02am 14th October 2019. (Updated at 7:03am 14th October 2019)

A serious crash on the A30 in west Cornwall has left a man in hospital.

The casualty in his 30s was rushed to Treliske after a car came off the road and hit a tree.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were scrambled to the scene near near Tolvaddon on Sunday night.

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

A30 crash near Tolvaddon
A man has been rushed to hospital after a 'serious crash' on the A30 in west Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall Police have since confirmed the man's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

"At 9.10pm the casualty was about to leave to go to Treliske. At that time, his condition was considered to be life-threatening.

"There was an update at 21.35pm to say the scene was secure, roads policing officers were inspecting the scene of the collision and next of kin were informed.

"At 10.40pm, following a CT scan, it was confirmed that there were no life-changing or life-threatening injuries.

"At 1.26am, Highways took over the road closure and the vehicle was recovered".

Devon and Cornwall Police

A30 crash near Tolvaddon
One casualty had to be cut free after a car came off the road and hit a tree near Tolvaddon

Police have since confirmed the casualty is a 39-year-old male from the Truro area and he remains in hospital.

"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

Highways England confirmed the road had reopened at around 1.30am on Monday morning.

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

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