Village News

Christmas Lights

180314 | Hayle residents describe tragic A30 scene after 28-year-old St Erth man is killed in collision with lorry - Cornwall Li

Hayle residents describe tragic A30 scene after 28-year-old St Erth man is killed in collision with lorry

'There are far too many accidents on this road'

Hayle bypass reopened after fatal crash
Residents living along the A30 have been asking for improved safety measures along the busy road following the death of a 28-year-old man in a collision with a lorry.


Locals in the cul-de-sacs off Guildford Road, which runs parallel to the A30, have described how they saw a flurry of emergency services' blue lights shining through the trees that screen Cornwall's main route.

One resident in Chy Colber said he went to bed at 11pm and blue lights from ambulances, police vehicles and fire engines had dimmed down to be replaced with the bright white search lights used by crash scene investigators working to piece together what happened.


He said: "I didn't hear the crash, but when I got home I could see blue lights flashing through the trees by the rugby club. There was quite a lot. It seemed to be almost all gone by 11pm when I went to bed, but there were still bright white lights."

Devon and Cornwall Police have now revealed that a 28-year-old man from St Erth died when he was in collision with a lorry on the A30 Hayle bypass between the St Erth roundabout and the Loggans Moor roundabout.

The fatal collision happened shortly after 7pm on Tuesday (March 13) and saw the A30 closed in both directions while emergency services attended the scene and an investigation into the collision was launched by police.

The incident involved a white commercial articulated heavy goods vehicle and a pedestrian, who was walking eastbound.


A police spokesman said: "As a result of the incident the pedestrian, a 28-year-old man from the St Erth area, died at the scene of the collision. His next of kin have been informed.

"The driver of the HGV was uninjured in the incident."

The scene on the Hayle bypass on Tuesday night

The road was closed for about six hours while officers from the Roads Policing Team and Serious Collision Investigation Team carried out a forensic examination of the scene.

A young mother whose house is close to the road said she too saw the blue lights shining through the trees not far from the Gwinear road bridge over the bypass.

She said: "The trees can muffle the noise of the road and most of us tune it out, so I didn't hear anything, but we saw the lights from the emergency services. It must have been about 7pm, which is when I put my son to bed. He looked at the window because he thought the blue lights were quite exciting.


"To hear that a man died is really tragic."

The scene on the A30 this morning after the road was reopened following a six-hour investigation into a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a lorry

A fellow resident added: "I heard the loud bang when the roof came off the retail park in the storm. But I didn't hear the crash, only the sirens when the ambulances and police zoomed past. There seemed to be quite a lot of activity and it went on for some time."

A young woman living in a cul-de-sac off Nanpusker Road said she returned home after 7pm and saw the lights through the trees, but was not aware of what happened until the morning.

An elderly lady living in Col-Moor Close said she too saw the emergency services activity, but like many of the residents in the area did not witness the crash as the bypass is hidden behind a deep thicket of tall trees and bushes covering a steep earth bank.


She added: "It's really sad. I think there are far too many accidents on this road. I don't know what can be done to improve safety along that road, but accidents seem to be happening quite often, especially in the summer."




The scene on the Hayle bypass on Tuesday night

Book page

220714 | NHS in worst state in 74 years thanks to Tory management, says former Lib Dem MP 4 weeks 23 hours agoBook page
220719 | Woman's 'life saved' by driving to London instead of waiting hours in Cornwall ambulance 4 weeks 23 hours agoBook page
220720 | Cornwall Lithium borehole drilling sites on Rodda's land, Scorrier 4 weeks 2 days agoBook page
220628 | Kate Winslet's former Cornwall life in the villages of Angarrack and Tintagel 7 weeks 2 days agoBook page
220627 | 40 new homes in village | Connor Downs | and north west of Angarrack Lane, Connor Downs 7 weeks 3 days agoBook page
PA22/05411 | Outline application for 40 units with associated open space. All matters reserved except access (resubmission of PA 7 weeks 4 days agoBook page
220627| The ICS will replace Kernow CCG from July 1 to provide a single NHS voice in Cornwall 7 weeks 4 days agoBook page
220623 | George Eustice and Derek Thomas would lose seats in Cornwall if election held now, YouGov poll suggests 8 weeks 2 hours agoBook page
220609 Recent Lungworm case in Hayle | Lungworm increasing threat to Cats and Dogs 10 weeks 19 hours agoBook page
220301 | UK overrules scientific advice lift ban on bee-harming pesticide, Eustice not "rule out completely risk to bees" 14 weeks 5 days agoBook page
220211 | Will banned bee-killing pesticides become the new norm? | Secretary of State ignoring expert advice 14 weeks 5 days agoBook page
220505 | Prices at 'value brand' Tory minister's family farm shop dwarf supermarket rates George Eustice is 'trustee of family' 14 weeks 5 days agoBook page