Three people were taken to hospital after a collision on the A39 between Truro and Trispen last night left one person trapped in their vehicle.

Firefighters from Truro and Perranporth and a rescue tender from Tolvaddon were called to the scene of the accident at 9.55pm last night (October 14), along with ambulance and police.

When the emergency services arrived two people were already out of their vehicles but a third was trapped inside.

Fire crews used crash rescue equipment to help paramedics get to the person who was trapped.

The casualties were then handed over to paramedics and all three were taken to hospital by ambulance.

The scene of the accident was cleared by ten past eleven.

A report from Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service said about the accident:  "One fire appliance from Truro, one fire appliance from Perranporth and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon attended a road traffic collision, along with ambulance and police on the A39 between Truro and Trispen at 21:55 on October 14.

"Two casualties were already out of the vehicles and the fire crews used crash rescue equipment to assist paramedics gaining access to another casualty still in a car. The casualties were left in care of paramedics and conveyed to hospital by ambulance.

"The fire crew assisted with scene safety and left the scene at 23:10hrs."