Serious A30 road crash near Launceston
WHAT is being described as a ‘serious’ accident has left both west and eastbound carriages of the A30 closed at Five Lanes, near Launceston.
The accident happened shortly after 5pm today; police are advising motorists to avoid the area.
A tractor towing a trailer and a car were involved in the collision on the westbound carriageway just past the Altarnun and Five Lanes junction.
The tractor and trailer both overturned and the male driver of the tractor was taken to Derriford hospital by ambulance.
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A spokesman for the police said that emergency services are still at the scene.
Diversions are in place and long queues are building up as vehicles are being reversed by the police back up the road to the nearest junction.
* 9pm update: No further details have been released but a police spokesman said that the A30 at Five Lanes remains closed.