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Thursday, 27 November 2014

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16-year-old biker badly hurt in Cumbria crash

A teenage motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after his machine was in collision with a car.

Culgaith crash photo
The air ambulance at the crash scene

The 16-year-old motorcyclist, from the Penrith area, suffered serious head, back and neck injuries in the crash, which happened on the B6412 Langwathby to Culgaith Road at 6.40pm yesterday.

The injured teenager was initially treated at the scene by paramedics before being flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The journey, in the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance, took only 17 minutes.

The teenager was said to be in a stable condition on his arrival at hospital.

Police said today that the 48-year-old male driver of the car involved in the accident was uninjured, but his 57-year-old female passenger was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed for three hours as police officers carried out a detailed examination of the accident scene.

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