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A39 reopens after serious crash

Police have confirmed that the A39 at Perranarworthal has reopened after serious accident this morning.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to come forward.

The road was closed for most of the morning while police investigated the crash Credit: ITV West Country

Three men seriously injured in crash near Truro

The crash happened at Perranarworthal, between the Norway Inn and Devoran. Credit: ITV West Country

Three men have been seriously injured in a collision between two cars on the A39 near Truro.

The crash happened at around 4.50am on Wednesday 4 November at Perranarworthal, between the Norway Inn and Devoran.

Fire and ambulance crews attended, two of the men have been taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske.

The road has been closed and is not expected to reopen until midday.

Police are asking anyone who saw the crash to call 101 quoting reference 74 of the 4th of November.

A39 will be closed until midday after crash

The A39 in Cornwall is closed in both directions between Penryn and Devoran.

The closure comes into effect at the B3292 (Treluswell Roundabout) and is causing congestion on the A39 to the A394.

It's after an accident involving two vehicles early this morning (4 November). The road closure is expected to last until midday.

Teenager comes to the rescue of stricken lorry driver

The lorry on its side after having rolled into a field at Shirwell Credit: Barry Pope

A teenager and his father have helped save a man whose lorry tipped over and rolled into a field near Barnstaple earlier today.

This is what Barry Pope from Bath had to say. He, together with his son Cameron came to the aid of the driver.

I was first on top of the lorry followed by Cameron.

The driver was stuck by the steering wheel so it took me and another guy to free him and get him out.

Cameron was a great help as some drivers didn't even stop to help. I had to hang around for about a hour to give statement etc so late for lunch!

Driver taken to hospital in Barnstaple for routine checks but hopefully will be ok.

– Barry Pope
Another shot of the crashed lorry showing the path it travelled Credit: Barry Pope

The A39 at Shirwell near Barnstaple has been closed for much of the afternoon after the crash.

The driver of the HGV was taken to hospital but eyewitnesses said he appeared not seriously hurt.

The vehicle is believed to have been carrying bagged animal feed.

Watch: Our film of the lorry once the rescue vehicle had arrived:


Cyclist who died after van crash 'had a bright future ahead'

Zak Pople died in hospital five days after a crash with van in Bridgwater. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The family of a young cyclist who died after a crash in Bridgwater last week have paid an emotional tribute to him.

21-year-old Zak Pople from Woolavington in Somerset died in hospital five days after his bike collided with a van on the A39 Bristol Road.

“Zak was a caring, loving young lad who had a bright future ahead of him.

“Zak will be missed by many that knew him and he will be forever in our hearts.

“Please can the family be left to grief for the sad, tragic loss of a loving son, brother, uncle”

– Family of Zak Pople

£6 million funding for Cornwall's A39 at Trispen

More than £6 million worth of funding has been announced this week to renew the A39 at Trispen.

The 8km route between Truro and Carland Cross carries around 13,000 vehicles a day.

The A39 is a key arterial route connecting the north side of Truro with the A30

Now the route is to be resurfaced, safety fences will be added, and the draining system will be refurbished. There will also be new provision for cyclists along the route.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin confirmed the upgrade would go ahead after his visit to Cornwall yesterday. The Department of Transport will provide £5.22 million towards the scheme, with Cornwall Council putting in a further £1.1 million.

The work will start later this year and should be finished by March 2016.

Cornwall Council have welcomed the confirmation of the new funds, but say a long term maintenance programme is needed:

Maintenance is a constant and complex challenge, a capital scheme such as this will secure an important improvement.

However, I remain anxious that the new government must realise the need for more revenue funding to support the long term planned maintenance programme.

– Bert Biscoe, Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport

Man dies after collision near Truro

A man in his twenties has died after his car left the road and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed.

The crash happened at Perranarworthal on the A39 near Truro.

The Truro-bound carriageway of the A39 remains closed while officers carry out a forensic examination of the scene. Drivers are asked to find an alternative route.

A39 near Bideford closed after lorry overturns

There's been a serious collision between a car and a log-carrying lorry on the A39 near Bideford in North Devon.

The lorry has overturned, shedding its load of logs across the carriage way.

Police and other emergency services are at the scene. Paramedics treated the car driver at the scene and he has been taken to North Devon District Hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.

The road closed has been closed at Westleigh and Roundswell, and is expected to remain closed for most of the day.

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