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Lorry on its side after second accident in two days on notorious A-road

By WBCraig  |  Posted: July 04, 2014

  • The lorry being recovered after rolling on its side at Hernis. Pic: Cornwall Autogas & MOT Centre

  • The waste disposal lorry on its side this morning. Pic: Cornwall Autogas & MOT Centre

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THE second motorist in as many days has been taken to hospital following an accident on a notoriously dangerous A road.

The driver of a Pellows waste disposal lorry was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital (RCH) in Truro after the lorry he was driving rolled onto its side at 8.20am today at Hernis, near Longdowns.

The driver, Anthony Martin, had X-rays at RCH today.

His dad Tony, managing director of Pellows, said his son walked out of the cab and was "lucky" not to sustain any worse injuries.

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He added that the truck was a write-off.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident, which took place outside the Cornwall Autogas & MOT Centre on the A394 between Falmouth and Helston.

It follows a three-car crash yesterday morning on a road which has claimed the lives of 14 people in the last 10 years.

Wendron parish councillor Clive Mitchell said: “I’m getting quite concerned as 10 minutes before this accident there were children at the bus stop on the other side of the road.

“It is deadly here at 4.45pm here when children get off the bus to cross the road.

“We have been fighting with Highways Agency and Cornwall Council for 13 years.

"There is five speed limit changes, from 60mph to 30 to 50 to 40 to 50 to 60mph within just a few miles. It’s ridiculous.

“We want someone with a little bit of common sense at Cornwall Council.”

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  • lovepubs  |  July 04 2014, 1:55PM

    Not sure why you keep say "Notorious Road"? Bad drivers should be the headline, and if you wish to keep up the WB tradition of reporting, then the headline should read. "Bad Cornish Drivers" Stop blaming roads.

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