Police say that that the three people involved in a collision between a campervan and a car this morning are not as seriously injured as first thought.

Two people were left trapped and another one injured following the collision between a campervan and a car on the A3803 at Helston this morning.

Police now say that the injuries caused in the accident are neither life threatening or life changing.

The road is now reported to be open but traffic is moving very slowly.

The accident on the Culdrose Road at Helston caused severe traffic problems with vehicles queuing from the Lizard Roundabout.

There were reports of numerous emergency service vehicles coming from all directions heading to the scene of the accident.

Many vehicles are using the back roads as traffic has ground to a halt.

The roundabout at the top of Meneage Road is shut to traffic heading towards Mullion and The Lizard peninsula. Locals know it as the Cottage Hospital roundabout.

The crash itself is on the the first section of the A3083 heading past RNAS Culdrose.

A police statement said: "Police were called at 11.06am to the A3083 in Helston following reports of a collision involving a car and a campervan.
"Emergency services are in attendance at the scene where a passenger is reported to be trapped in the campervan.

"A second passenger of the campervan has sustained serious injuries and is being treated by ambulance at the scene.
"One person was also reported to be trapped in the car.
"Highways will attend following reports of fuel on the road.
"Road closures are currently in place on hospital cross and on the Lizard side of Culdrose.
Please avoid the area and use alternative routes where possible."

A statement from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Appliances from Helston and Mullion along with the Specialist Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon and a Wholetime Officer were at the scene of the two vehicle road traffic accident .

"Crash Rescue Equipment was used to release three casualties who were handed into the care of SWAST and the Air Ambulance to be conveyed to hospital. Crews are remaining on scene to make the vehicles and area safe. The road is currently closed in both directions."

Posting on Facebook Richard Thomas said: "Serious Head-on Shunt Outside top end of Culdrose adjacent to the Sports field ... Avoid."

Juliet Mitchell wrote: "Avoid Culdrose ... air ambulance just landed."

Dom Meehan posted on  Mullion Village Gossip saying: "Really bad accident on culdrose road, going to be closed for a while. Emergency and base services on the scene."

First Kernow posted that all its bus services were now running late.

"Unfortunately due to a third party RTC all services running through the Culdrose area are running late. Sorry for any inconvenience."

More as we get it.