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Police call for caution after icy conditions blamed for fourth accident

By WBCraig  |  Posted: January 19, 2014

Icy conditions blamed for fourth accident

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Police were called to the fourth accident thought to be caused by icy conditions this morning.

Just after 9am, a male motorbike rider was treated for 'serious' leg injuries and taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro after the accident in Bassett Road, near Redruth.

A police spokesman said: “Road conditions were obviously difficult this morning and I would urge motorists to slow down and take extra care.

"We have received numerous reports of ice on the roads and whilst the conditions may appear to have improved there still could be patches of untreated roads which remain dangerous”.

The accident followed three others between 8am and 9am on the A394 near Penryn, the B3297 near Helston and the A390 near Lostwithiel.

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  • josdave  |  January 20 2014, 11:06AM

    Whatever happened to common sense? It dictates that you drive according to the conditions at the time not as you would like them to be.

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  • Jess133  |  January 19 2014, 11:46PM

    Serious accidents are being caused by the failure of Cornwall Council to salt the icy roads. I thought they had a legal duty to ensure that roads were treated. Can those who are injured make a claim against the Council?

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  • martian1956  |  January 19 2014, 12:12PM

    Surely the headline should read. Serious accidents being caused by bad driving in icy conditions! Reality check.

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