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Woman cut from car after Long Rock collision this morning

By CMChloe  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

Woman cut from car after Long Rock collision this morning

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A woman had to be cut from her car following a collision in Long Rock this morning.

A Ford Fiesta pulled out from Roundabout Garage and collided with a Isuzu 4x4 which was travelling east through the village.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 8.20am when the road was closed off.

Firefighters from Penzance and Camborne used rescue equipment to release the female casualty, before she was transported to Royal Cornwall Hospital.

The extent of her injuries are currently unknown.

The driver of the other car is believed to be unharmed.

A spokeswoman for Devon and Cornwall Police said a recovery operation for the vehicle was underway.

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  • josdave  |  March 13 2014, 8:25PM

    These incidents would not happen if the speed limit was obeyed so it's unfair to blame the crossing for driver errors.

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  • The Rhythm Balladeer  |  March 13 2014, 1:34PM

    the 30 mph speed limit through the village should not allow for this accident to happen but people heading east so often step on the gas as they approach the small roundabout by Tresco road. The irony is the look of anger on the face of speeding drivers as you pull out of Tresco road suggesting you're the one who has made a dangerous manouvre. A speed bump between the pedestrian crossing by the village shop and the roundabout wouldn't go amiss. In the meantime can we please have our pedestrian footpath to beach reopened please.

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  • madfish  |  March 13 2014, 11:57AM

    I agree with Theodore, if it's happened once it could happen again. Anyone who uses the Tresco Road junction knows that visibility there is poor, and vehicles travelling through the village speed up on the approach to the roundabout. Genuine near misses there are almost daily, unlike on the unlawfully obstructed pedestrian railway crossing.

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  • TheodoreV  |  March 13 2014, 11:35AM

    Will the Cornwall Council Highways Department now follow the sensible precautionary precedent it set with the Railway foot crossing and ban all vehicle and pedestrian movements onto or over that section of road? Let's hope that at least it is consistent in its decision making. And whilst on the subject of safe crossings, the much more risky pedestrian crossing of the dual carriageway bypass only a few hundred yards away, actually created by said Highways Department, has been made immeasurably more so by recent floods and blocked river. Not only is the footpath practically impassable without wellingtons, the surface next to the busy, high-speed carriageway is exceedingly slippery and gates and fences preventing animals and children running out onto the road, completely neglected and unmaintained. Can we hope that the same concern to protect the public from the occasional, well announced train, will also be applied to the much more dangerous road crossing, for which the Council is doubly responsible?

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