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Driver airlifted and woman taken to hospital by land ambulance after serious crash

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A driver has been airlifted with life threatening injuries and a woman has been taken to hospital by land ambulance with possibly serious injuries, after a crash on the A394, police have confirmed.

A third person, a man, also suffered a minor injury in the collision outside Breage, which has closed the main road between Penzance and Helston.

A force spokesperson said: “Police are currently in attendance at the scene of a two-vehicle collision.

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“Fire have extracted one person from one of the vehicles.

“They are reported to have sustained possibly life threatening/changing injuries and have been taken to Treliske by the air ambulance.

“One woman sustained possible serious injures and is being taken to Treliske by land ambulance.

The stretch of the A394 that has been closed

“A driver was also taken to Treliske by the air ambulance and one man is reported to have a minor injury.

“Extensive localised closures are currently in place.

“Drivers are urged to avoid the area and use alternate routes.”

Police were called to the crash scene by ambulance crews. A car and van are understood to be involved.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area, as police say multiple roads around the crash scene have also been closed and could be closed for some time.

Traffic and roads monitoring service Inrix first reported the incident, at 15:50. It states that the road is closed in both directions, between Shute Hill in Breage and Gipsy Lane in Sithney, and traffic is queueing.

As a result, the main road in and out of Porthleven is also out of use.

In an update at 16:49, Inrix stated: “A394 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to serious accident between Shute Hill (Breage) and Gipsy Lane (Sithney).

“Police confirm the accident is located just outside of Breage.

“As a result of the closure, traffic will not be able to use the B3304 between Porthleven and Breage.”

The latest updates on this story can be found here.

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