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UPDATE: Victim of fatal Newquay road accident was 27-year-old man from Penzance

By CG_Steve  |  Posted: June 08, 2013

  • At least one person has been left with "potentially fatal" injuries in a road traffic accident in Newquay this morning

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Sunday, 2.30pm: POLICE have revealed that the victim of yesterday’s fatal road traffic accident in Newquay was a 27-year-old man from the Penzance area.

A spokesman said the Peugeot 306 car collided with a tree on the nearside verge and no other vehicles were involved.

Officers are asking anyone who may have seen the car travelling down Tregunnel Hill before the incident to contact police on 101, quoting reference 0124 080613.

Saturday, 10.45am: POLICE have confirmed that one person has died following this morning's serious road traffic accident in Newquay.

A spokesman said specialist officers were at the scene and an examination was ongoing.

No information on the identity of the victim has been released.

Saturday, 8am: A SERIOUS road traffic accident in Newquay this morning has left at least one person with “potentially fatal” injuries.

The incident took place in the early hours on the A392 Gannel Road near Tregunnel Hill and reportedly involved just one vehicle - a white Peugeot.

An officer at the scene said it was still the subject of a forensic investigation but was unable confirm how many people were involved.

He said the injuries caused were serious enough for police to class the incident as a “potential fatality”.

Debris still litters the road, including a single trainer and what appears to be a baby’s nappy.

The officer said more information would be released in due course.

The road remains closed in both directions.

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  • sharon72  |  June 09 2013, 10:35PM

    The shoe belonged to the passenger and your correct in saying there was no baby involved

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  • moneal  |  June 08 2013, 11:26PM

    Having spent far too many hours at the side of the road waiting to pick up the wreckage at far too many accident sites and then teaching driving for many years, each and every accident in Cornwall and Devon catches my attention. I always wonder what could we have been done to prevent this happening, why has it gone so horribly wrong. Sometimes photos like the one shown today can show what can happen, and very unfortunately does happen. If this sort of pictures sticks in just one mind and saves just one accident then the paper has done it's job. I don't want to sound brutal but anything to save valuable young lives has to be worth a try. I always think of the devastated families and friends of the victims that I saw in the aftermath , as they do tonight for todays accident victim.

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  • poster1111  |  June 08 2013, 9:01PM

    no. I know the lad and I feel that the pictures were a poor attempt at dramatising the situation. The shoe would not have been worn by the driver,,,, that was not his style of footwear, and there certainly was no baby in the car. I would say the shoe and nappy were totally unrelated.............Thankfully!!!!! If that was the drivers shoe the upset caused would have been worse

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  • moneal  |  June 08 2013, 8:32PM

    A little bit harsh Poster1111, do I take it is ok to look at the burning wreckage of an aircraft accident in which hundreds have died, but not what is happening on our door step. There have been far too many fatal and serious accidents in Cornwall and Devon in the last few weeks, maybe vivid pictures on the day they happen might make some people think about the lethal weapon they are pointing down the road. I, like you, must have ended up here because both of us were interested in what happened and possibly why it happened.

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  • poster1111  |  June 08 2013, 7:09PM

    I think you should be ashamed of yourselves putting pictures of a car involved in a fatal car accident so soon after the crash. You have no way of knowing if all of the deceased persons friends and family have been informed and you are more interested in brown nosing your boss and getting good rankings for your (in my opinion) poor taste, website. There is no benefit for anyone reading this site to see these pictures so soon after the crash. It can only cause a level of disrespect for the driver, and you were fully aware of that when adding the picture. You have done this several times with fatal car accidents, and if you see posts like this as a sign that you have made it in your media career, then you should look at your own moral compass. You should hope that your loved ones are not treated with this little respect when they pass away! I understand the benefits of media and am fully aware that in the modern world images and videos are spread without editors etc.... But lets be clear that this is cornwall, we like to think that our local media has the interests of local people and families of the people involved. I think you should be ashamed.

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