Cyclist fighting for life after A30 collision
A cyclist is fighting for his life in hospital after he was in collision with a van on the A30 in Cornwall yesterday morning.
Emergency services were called to the eastbound carriageway of the A30 at the Camborne at 9.30am.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said the cyclist suffered severe head and chest injuries as a result of a collision with a Daihatsu van.
The man, who is in his 50s and said to be from the Camborne area, was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital by air ambulance.
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The van was said to be registered to an address in the Camborne area.
The police spokesman said: "The cyclist remains in hospital at Truro, where he is being treated for serious head and chest injuries."
He added that an investigation was under way into the exact circumstances of the incident and urged any witnesses to come forward.
As a result of the collision, the busy A30 was closed between Hayle and the Tolvaddon junction from 9.30am until after 4pm.
Diversions were in place, but long queues of traffic formed as drivers avoided the area.