Man airlifted to hospital with "life-threatening" injuries after his car collided with Lelant house
A man is in a serious condition in hospital with “life-threatening” injuries after a car collided with the wall of a house in Cornwall.
The blue Peugeot 206 collided with the wall of a house before flipping on its roof on Abbey Hill, Lelant, near St Ives, just after 7am today.
A 53-year-old man was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by search and rescue helicopter with a “significant” head injury, which police say is life-threatening.
Fire crews, police and South West Ambulance Service were called to the scene, where the man was trapped inside the Leicester-registered vehicle was cut free from the car and treated on the scene before being taken to hospital at 8.17am.
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No other vehicles or persons were involved in the collision.
This afternoon police described his condition as “serious”.
Drivers were advised to avoid the area while road closures were put in place at Tempest roundabout which is at the junction of Abbey Hill, Mill Hill and the B3301 and at the Badgers Inn public house.
The road was reopened at 1pm after the Highways Agency cleared the area.
Police have asked any witnesses to the incident to contact police on 101 and quote log 133 of September 27.