Three Vehicles Caught in a Collision in South East Cornwall


A man was airlifted to the hospital on the 21st of October following a crash involving three vehicles. Firefighters confirmed that one person had to be cut free with crash rescue equipment. The accident occurred at West Taphouse on the A390.

The police were also at the scene of the accident and the road had to be shut for several hours. The statement released shows that the man airlifted is in his 40s. He sustained a serious leg injury while the occupants of the other vehicles sustained minor injuries. The severely injured man was taken to Derriford Hospital.

The full statement can be found below:

“Police were called at 3:35pm on 21st October to a two car collision on the A390 just past West Taphouse, Lostwithiel.

“Fire and ambulance also attended.

“A man in his 40s was trapped in one of the vehicles and then airlifted to Derriford Hospital. He sustained a serious leg injury and the two occupants of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.

“The road was closed and then reopened at 8:25pm.”

“On receipt of this call, one appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised.

“On arrival, crews found three vehicles involved.

“One person was released using crash rescue equipment. Further casualties were treated at the scene by attending ambulance crews.

The road was closed and Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance”.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Author: Logan Powell


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