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Woman hurt as car crashes into a river off A39

Woman hurt as car crashes into a river off A39

Published by Emma Carton at 9:43am 14th November 2019. (Updated at 9:57am 14th November 2019)

Archive photo of crash on A39: Alliance Roads Policing Team

Police have confirmed a woman is injured after a car crashed into a river in north Cornwall.

The vehicle came off the the A39 near St Kew Highway during Thursday's drive to work.

Officers say its back end was sticking out onto the road, which had to be closed in both directions.

"We were called at around 7.45am with reports of a single-vehicle road traffic collision on the A39 St Kew Highway, in which a car had come off the road and gone into a river. 

"Officers and ambulance and fire services have been called to the scene. 

"Both occupants were out of the vehicle and the female driver has been treated by paramedics for minor injuries. 

"The front end of the vehicle has gone into the river, with the back end on the road. 

"Recovery is currently being organised".

Devon and Cornwall Police

The road was closed in both directions for recovery work, but has since reopened.

"Slow traffic due to an earlier accident on the A39 - in both directions at the Trelill turn-off.

"All lanes have been re-opened.

"Recovery has been completed and the road is now reopened. Some delays remain.

"Police had to close the road just after 09:30am following the accident, to assist with recovery near the turn-off for Trelill".

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