Man fights for life after car hits wall of house
A man was last night 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 before flipping on its roof, on Abbey Hill, Lelant, near St Ives, just after 7am yesterday.
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. He was cut free from the car and treated at the scene before being taken to hospital at 8.17am. No other vehicles or persons were involved in the collision.
Last night police described his condition as "serious".
The crash was one of two major incidents reported on Westcountry roads yesterday.
At 8.30am there was a collision on the A38 in Devon involving a cattle trailer and a fuel tanker.
Police, fire crews and paramedics were called to the westbound carriageway of the A38 at Heathfield, near the turning for Trago Mills retail store.
Police say it is believed the trailer, which was being towed by a van, began to wobble and collided with the rear of the petrol tanker, leaving it impaled and pointing in the air on the back of the tanker. The box trailer was carrying two pigs which police say had to be put down after they suffered serious injuries.
The two occupants of the van, a man and a woman, were shaken but not injured.
Three fire crews were called to the scene and laid out a compressed air foam hose reel and one main jet as a precaution.
A crane was required to detach and recover the trailer from the tanker.