Police seek witnesses to RTAs inc Hit & Run in NQY; 88 year old victim in St Blazey named


New Years Eve, Newquay: Hit & Run

A 24-year-old man was seriously injured after being involved in a hit-and-run collision in Newquay on  New Year’s Eve.

Emergency services were called at 9.45pm following the collision between the male pedestrian and a car at Mount Wise car park

The victim, from Honiton, was reportedly thrown over the offending vehicle and was treated at Treliske Hospital for injuries to his hip, knee and a suspected fracture of his eye socket.

A Skoda Octavia was later located abandoned in Treforda Road and recovered by police in connection with the incident.

Police are appealing for information to the incident and anyone who can assist with the enquiry is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting log number 772 of 31/12/16.

Victim named

Police have released the name of an 88-year-old man who died following a serious collision near St Blazey, Cornwall.

John Perks was fatally injured in a collision which happened on Wednesday 21 December 2016.

At around 3.15pm on Wednesday 21 December, a two vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the on the A390 at Penpillick, near St Blazey, between a Volkswagen Polo and a Nissan NV200 people carrier.

The two elderly occupants in the VW Polo were then airlifted to Derriford Hospital. The two occupants of the Nissan people carrier were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the Investigation team at Bodmin Roads Policing Team, on 101 or 101@dc.police.uk quoting police log 452 for the 21st of December.

Did you witness collision nr Bude?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision between two vehicles on the A39 near Bude on Monday 2 January.

Emergency services were called just before 2.45pm after the collision between a Renault people carrier and a Renault van on the A39 Treskinnick Cross, Poundstock, near Bude, Cornwall.

The drivers sustained minor injuries and the HGV driver was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Both the North and Southbound lanes were closed in order to facilitate the landing of the Air Ambulance.

The Renault people carrier contained two adults and five children. All seven occupants were conveyed to hospital by both Air and land ambulances. Their injuries are currently described as stable.

The occupant of the Renault van sustained minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment.

The road remained closed whilst a forensic examination of the collision scene was conducted and was reopened at 5.55pm.

Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Team are asking for anybody who witnessed the collision to contact the Police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101 quoting Log Number 353 02/01/17.

Police are also appealing for witnesses to a serious collision between two vehicles on the A3072 at Killetree Cross, on the Bude to Holsworthy road on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Emergency services were called just before 7pm after the collision between a Ford Fiesta and a Ford Transit panel van.

The Fiesta was travelling Eastbound along the A3072 towards Holsworthy when it was involved in the collision with the Transit van which had been traveling in the opposite direction towards Bude.

The driver of the Fiesta, a 19-year-old man, was trapped within his vehicle for over an hour whilst emergency services worked to free him.

He suffered potentially life-changing injuries. Whilst serious, these injuries were not deemed to be life-threatening and he was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth via the Devon Air Ambulance.

The driver of the Transit van was uninjured in the collision.

The A3072 remained closed for almost seven hours to facilitate the extraction of the driver and recovery. Diversions were implemented by Highways England.

Officers from the Roads Policing Team are asking for anybody who witnessed the collision to contact the Police via 101@dc.police.ukor by phone on 101 quoting Log Number 0659 03/01/17.