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Woman trapped in car in crash near Perran Foundry on A39 between Truro and Falmouth

By WBMiles  |  Posted: March 26, 2013

A woman is trapped in a car in a crash that has closed the A39 between Truro and Falmouth.

A woman is trapped in a car in a crash that has closed the A39 between Truro and Falmouth.

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UPDATE 12.30pm

The road has now been re-opened.

Police confirmed that a woman suffered serious head injuries and has been airlifted to Derriford Hospital by an RNAS Culdrose Sea King helicopter.

The incident involved two vans and Peugeot car.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and anyone with information is asked to contact them on 101.


A woman is understood to be trapped in a car after a multi-vehicle crash on the A39 between Truro and Falmouth.

Emergency services are on the scene of the crash about 200 metres south of the Norway Inn on the busy commuter stretch.

The incident is thought to involve two vans and a car and to be near the Perran Foundry housing development site.

The A39 is closed in both directions between the Treluswell roundabout coming out of Penryn and the Devoran roundabout.

Diversions are in place and traffic is reported to be very heavy in the Ponsanooth and Perranwell areas as a result.

Several crews from Cornwall Fire and Rescue service are on the scene and are thought to be working to get the woman out of the car.

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  • First Impressions  |  March 26 2013, 12:45PM

    Well said, "bombheads12". The other problem is coming down from Treluswell just after the allotments on the left....you then get to a point where you can turn right to go to Mylor. This sign should be removed altogether as, apart from very late at night, it's suicidal turning right into speeding traffic coming up the hill from the Norway Inn end. Visibility is not the best either. Cornwall Council need to re-think about this stretch of road. If it was dualled then I am sure the number of accidents would drop sharply. Things are only going to get even worse when the Perran Foundry redevelopment is complete in 2 years' time. Has anyone thought seriously about traffic congestion in terms of access to that complex. I can only envisage a nightmare scenario there and around the Tredrea area/old Post Office.

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  • bombheads12  |  March 26 2013, 12:35PM

    I totally agree First Impressions I would also like to say that road typifies my critsism of Highways agency or Cornwall council as the bends approaching the treluswell roundabout have a solid white line (double if my memory serves me) and what have i seen happening ?? people using the allotments on the bend, coming out of the Layby, and heading towards the roundabout. Crossing over the double white lines! and cutting across traffic coming towards Norway inn. Whoever is concerned put a bloody sign up in the layby saying downhill only..... I love planners!.. On another note my best wishes go out to all injured personel involved in the accident I hope the injuries arent too serious ...

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  • First Impressions  |  March 26 2013, 12:03PM

    The road between Treluswell and Devoran is notoriously dangerous. From Treluswell down towards the Norway Inn cars can be travelling at 70mph each way with no barrier. The road is too narrow for it to be dualled. I hope those involved in the crash recover without too much injury.

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