Police have given an update on a three-vehicle crash that caused one of the main roads out of Falmouth and Penryn to be shut at rush hour yesterday. 

The A39 between Treliever Roundabout and Asda petrol station was closed in the southbound direction on Tuesday, shortly before 5pm, following a multi-vehicle collision that was described by one witness as looking "nasty". 

A number of emergency services attended the scene and now police have confirmed one man, a motorcyclist, was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

However, his injuries were said to be not life-changing or life-threatening.

At the time of the incident traffic monitoring system INRIX said it was reported to have involved three cars and a motorbike on the A39, but police have since downgraded this to three vehicles. 

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police told the Packet this morning: "Police were called at 4.50pm yesterday, 21 June, following a collision involving two cars and a motorcycle on the A39 in Penryn.

"The male motorcyclist was taken to Treliske Hospital.

"Injuries are not described as life-changing or threatening. No other injuries reported.

"The road into Penryn was closed near Asda and reopened at 7.55pm."