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Pregnant driver hurt

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

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A HEAVILY pregnant woman had to be released from the car she was driving after it crashed into the pedestrian island at the bottom of Penzance's Market Jew Street in the early hours of Sunday.

The woman, believed to be seven months' pregnant, was slipping in and out of consciousness when her seatbelt was cut by firefighters and police officers at the scene of the crash, at 3.45am.

A male passenger was initially trapped but managed to free himself from the car, having suffered minor injuries.

The woman was taken by the police to West Cornwall Hospital and later transferred to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Inspector Jean Phillips, from Penzance police, said: "Inquiries are ongoing into the cause of the accident and we are appealing for witnesses."

Anyone with information is being asked to call the police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting log reference AP/14/432.

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