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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Biker airlifted to Newcastle hospital after crash

A motorcyclist has been flown to hospital in Newcastle following a crash on one of the country's best-known biking routes.

The man, who is understood to be in his 40s and from Kirkby Thore, was treated at the scene by medics from the North West Ambulance Service, Great North Air Ambulance and the local Basics team before he was airlifted by the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service says he has suffered abdominal injuries but they are not life-threatening. 

He was flown to a specialist unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 18 minutes, where his condition on arrival was said to be stable.

The crash, shortly before 2pm today, was between a motorbike and a car in Penrith.

The road was closed while emergency services worked at the scene and the vehicles were recovered. Traffic was diverted along Beacon Edge.

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