A motorcyclist sustained life changing injuries after being involved in a road traffic accident on the outskirts of St Columb Major on Friday afternoon, (May 31).

The collision reportedly involved a black Honda NC 750 motorcycle and a blue Ford Transit Custom van and took place on the A3059 at the junction with St Columb Industrial Estate at about 1.20pm.

Cornwall Air Ambulance airlifted the motorcyclist, a 67-year-old local man, to Derriford Hospital.

Police closed the road between Trekenning roundabout and Newquay road whilst emergency services were at the scene. Traffic was diverted through St Columb Major, which caused congestion.

A police spokesperson said: “Police were notified by the ambulance service of a collision involving van and motorcycle on Hurling Way, St Columb.

“Emergency services were called to the scene and a road closure was put in place. The motorcycle rider was airlifted to Derriford with what are believed to be life-changing injuries.

“Officers from Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team attended the incident and carried out a detailed investigation of the scene.”

Anyone with any relevant information or dash-cam footage which may assist the investigation is asked to contact police via the website or by calling 101 quoting reference log 434 of 31 May.