Biker killed in Carnon Downs road smash

A male motorcyclist died yesterday after colliding with a lorry in Carnon Downs.

Emergency services were called to the scene, on Bissoe Road, at 3.25pm.

ABOVE: A map showing Bissoe Road in Carnon Downs, where the accident took place.

A fire engine from Truro, rescue tender from Camborne, the police and ambulance service were all in attendance.

The road, which runs between Carnon Downs and Bissoe, was closed for approximately eight hours following the smash.

The man's family have been informed, but formal identification has yet to take place.

An appeal has been launched by the police and any witnesses are urged to contact them on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 493 of 26/01/13.

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A Carnon Downs woman called for changes to Bissoe Road's adjoining Smithy Lane last month "before a fatality occurs". To read more, click here.

This is The West Country: Lane 'plagued' by lorries and reckless drivers

ABOVE: One of the lorries said to be plaguing Smithy Lane, near Bissoe Road in Carnon Downs.

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10:47am Mon 28 Jan 13

meerkats says...

Dont really think its the right time to make any comments regarding motorcyclists .A biker has lost his life and my sympathy goes to his family at this very difficult time.
Dont really think its the right time to make any comments regarding motorcyclists .A biker has lost his life and my sympathy goes to his family at this very difficult time. meerkats

6:59am Tue 29 Jan 13

jane-w says...

Thank you Packet for removing the comments and also meerkats for being the voice of reason. My deepest deepest sympathy to all concerned in this terrible tragedy. RIP.
Thank you Packet for removing the comments and also meerkats for being the voice of reason. My deepest deepest sympathy to all concerned in this terrible tragedy. RIP. jane-w

9:53am Tue 29 Jan 13

meerkats says...

I am so glad the Packet removed the comments ,thankyou
I am so glad the Packet removed the comments ,thankyou meerkats

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