Redruth man in serious accident near Bodmin leaves road closed

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Road expected to be closed until 7pm

Police remain at the scene of a serious collision near Bodmin which has left a lorry driver with serious leg injuries.

Emergency services were called at 9.10am today [5 January] after the collision involving the HGV on the A30 Bodmin eastbound off slip towards Carminnow.

The white DAF truck was in collision with the roadside barrier on the slip road and came to rest impaled on the railway bridge, which forms part of the off-slip.

The driver, a 41-year-old man from Redruth, was initially trapped in the vehicle and sustained serious leg injuries. He was taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance.

The truck was fully laden with disposable metal pie cases and wire which was shed across the slip road.

The slip road has been closed to traffic since the collision and is expected to remain shut until at least 7pm while the lorry is being recovered. One lane of the A30 eastbound is also closed.

The Bodmin and Wenford Railway has also been affected by the collision after debris fell onto the line.

Officers from the Bodmin Roads Policing Team attended the scene and are appealing for further witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact the team via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting log number 0118 of 05/01/17.