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Police are telling people to avoid the area of ​​Penzance where the car crashed

Police are advising people to avoid the area around Western Promenade Road in Penzance after a “serious” car accident.

Reports of an overturned vehicle have closed the road and resulted in heavy traffic after police, ambulances and fire trucks were on site at around 6:10 p.m. today (April 7).

Inrix, the traffic monitoring website, says it was an overturned van but local witnesses told CornwallLive it was a car.

An ambulance was later seen in town to help with the accident. Witnesses say he is being treated by paramedics.

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A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “There has been a road collision.

“It’s fair to say it’s a bad accident and we’re giving people a message to avoid the area.”

No update was provided for the person who was in the vehicle.

The vehicle is said to have overturned from Queen Street to Alexandra Road.

A post on Inrix states: “Western Promenade Road is closed in both directions, heavy traffic due to an overturned van from Queen Street to Alexandra Road.

“Police confirm that the road was closed at 6:10 pm, affecting traffic in and out of Penzance.

Read our full coverage of the live incident here.

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