The Wig & Pen in Truro have thanked everyone for their messages of support after a car crashed into the pub yesterday afternoon.

The incident on Frances Street brought chaos to Truro city centre.

Devon and Cornwall Police were called to the pub at 3.45pm after a green Peugeot mounted the pavement and went through a wrought-iron fence, scattering furniture in the outdoor seating area before coming to a stop. Three people, including a staff member, were reported to have sustained injuries, while the road had to be closed for some time. 

Police later confirmed that a person in the seated area outside the building was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the car and another person in the seated area sustained minor injuries and were checked over by ambulance at the scene.

The pub was closed for the evening.

In a statement on Facebook immediately after the event, Wig and Pen staff said: “A huge thank you to everyone who has sent their well wishes following today’s incident. Our thoughts first and foremost are with our team member who is injured and receiving treatment in hospital. We are working hard to make the pub safe from the damage sustained and will let you all know if we are open tomorrow in due course.”

Craig Goldsmith, 48, was hurt in the incident. “I managed to limp home after being checked out by paramedics. The other person took way more of the impact and had to get stretchered to Treliske – my thoughts are with him.”

Craig’s day had gone from bad to worse; his 16-year-old son had been evacuated from Penair School after a bomb scare that morning. 

“I had dropped him off with his mother, and decided to call into the Wig & Pen,” said Craig, who lives in the Hendra area and works at Home Bargains. 

“I went out onto the patio for a cigarette – the staff member had kindly given me some rolling papers. 

“But before I got to light it, and the drink had barely touched my lips, the car left the road, mounted the pavement and went through the cast-iron fence. 

“The fence and table I was sat at were gone, and the dude I was talking to was hurt. I’m just grateful to be in one piece, and that no one’s children were hurt. I would ask everyone to spare a thought and some love for the other guy.”

Police have asked that if anyone witnessed the incident or have any information or dashcam footage that could help with enquiries, they should contact police via their website or by calling 101 quoting log 0512 of 30 March.