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.