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Camborne motorcyclist remains critical following a crash in Helston

By WBKatri  |  Posted: July 24, 2013

The junction of the A3083 and Gunwalloe Road. The perimeter fence of RNAS Culdrose is on the right.

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A YOUNG motorcyclist from Camborne remains in a critical condition after the bike he was driving collided with a car in Helston on Saturday evening.

The 23-year-old man sustained what police have described as life-threatening injuries during the incident, which took place at around 10.30pm on the A3083 near Gunwalloe Road.

A police spokesman said today: “The casualty has been sedated to allow his injuries to subside but he is very seriously injured and we are waiting to see how his condition develops.”

The man was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by a search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.

A spokesman for the air base said: “The search and rescue helicopter was out on another task at the time and was recalled.

“Personnel from the base helped the police to stop traffic on the road. The helicopter then landed on the football pitch and airlifted the man, along with two paramedics, to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.”

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said the collision involved a Honda Jazz, which was being driven by a woman in her 70s, and a Yamaha YBR 125. The woman is not local Cornwall.

A spokesman added: “It would appear a motorcycle and car were involved in the collision at the junction.”

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to call 101 quoting reference number 1158 200713.

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  • emurfitt  |  July 24 2013, 1:30PM

    As a former motorcyclist, I can say from experience that car drivers just do not see two-wheeled road users. We need public awareness campaigns like the one some years ago that showed a car pulling in front of a motorcyclist causing a collision and the words, 'Think once. Think twice. Think bike.' People on two wheels are terrifyingly vulnerable and the problem isn't being addressed.

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