Serious collision, Wadebridge

Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision yesterday [Tuesday 18 April] at 2.30pm which left a woman with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The collision happened on the A39 between Wadebridge and Winnards Perch outside the Halfway House Inn at St Jidgey.

Three vehicles were involved in the incident; a car towing a caravan, a lorry and another car. Initial indications are that the car towing the caravan had been travelling South West and turned right across the path of the lorry which was travelling North East resulting in the initial collision.

The second car that had been following the first vehicle was then caught up with the first car towing the caravan as they rotated by the initial impact with the lorry.

The passenger in the first car received potentially life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital. The driver of this vehicle, a 57-year-old man, sustained minor injuries.

The lorry driver suffered no physical injury and a 69-year-old local man, who had been driving the second car, suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed for six-and-a-half hours while officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Team carried out a forensic examination of the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the vehicles travelling along that section of the A39 prior to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by email at 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0479 of 18/04/17.

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