Nine dead and nine injured in 17 accidents in just one month

Nine people have died and nine others have been injured in a series of crashes in just one month, Cornwall Police has confirmed. Devon and Cornwall Police said the past month has been one of the deadliest on Cornwall’s roads.

The force specified that between April 1 and May 6, 17 serious collisions occurred in the two counties. As a result of these clashes, nine people lost their lives and nine others suffered serious injuries.

Chief Inspector Simon Jenkinson, of Devon and Cornwall Police’s Road Policing Team, said: “Each of these collisions is a tragedy and will be devastating to the family and friends of those involved. I urge all drivers – whether living locally or visiting on holiday – to adapt their driving to road conditions, keep a safe speed and allow more time to look out for other road users;

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“The last few weeks have been truly tragic and the last thing our officers want to do is knock on doors to tell someone their loved one isn’t coming home. on our roads.”

The warning to drive safely comes as a five-year-old boy died after being hit by a car on the A390 near St Austell. A heartbreaking tribute was later paid when the ‘sweetest little boy’ was called ‘beautiful ray of sunshine’ Dexter Chapman.

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