A teenager has been left with potentially life-changing injuries after a serious road traffic collision over the weekend.
The incident happened late at night on Saturday, September 23 on the A3072 between Holsworthy and Bude.
In addition to the serious, life-changing injuries faced by the 15-year-old during the single-vehicle collision, leading to the individual being conveyed to Derriford Hospital, a 24-year-old man was also taken to hospital for treatment of ‘serious’ injuries.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson added: “A 24-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and later de-arrested whilst enquiries continue. He was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.”
Devon and Cornwall Police have now launched an investigation into the crash, which occurred at around 11.30pm on the A3072 at Weekstone Cross.
It led to the road being closed for a number of hours while police undertook investigation work at the scene.
Police are asking anyone with dashcam footage or who witnessed the incident to get in touch, by calling 101 or via the Devon and Cornwall Police website quoting log number 1033 of 23/09/23.
The spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious road traffic collision on the A3072 between Holsworthy and Bude.
“At 11.30pm on Saturday, September 23, Officers were called to reports that there had been a single vehicle collision at Weekstone Cross, Holsworthy.
“As a result of the collision a 15-year-old child received serious, potentially life changing injuries and was conveyed to Derriford Hospital for emergency treatment.
“A 24-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and later de-arrested whilst enquiries continue. He was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
“The road was closed while collision investigation work was carried out at the scene.
“Anyone with any relevant information or dash-cam footage which may assist the investigation is asked contact police via our website or by calling 101 quoting log 1033 of 23/09/23.”