Saturday, 28 November 2015

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Carlisle road closed after car and motorbike crash

A pregnant woman and a male motorcyclist were both treated in hospital following a serious road crash in Carlisle.

Durranhill Road crash photo
The crash scene

The accident, involving a black Hyundai car and a motorbike, happened on Durranhill Road, Botcherby, at about 8.50am today.

The road was closed for at least two-and-a-half hours.

The 38-year-old female driver of the car and a male motorcyclist were both taken to the city’s Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.

Officers at the scene said the woman, who is 32 weeks pregnant, was suffering from abdominal pains, while the motorcyclist had sustained chest injuries.

Several fire engines, police cars and ambulances attended the accident, between the Borland Avenue and Merith Avenue junctions.

Neighbours and passers-by watched on as police officers carried out detailed investigations at the scene.

The black Hyundai had sustained damage to the driver’s side door. Glass from the window was lying across the road.

The motorbike, which ended up lying in the central hatched area of the road, was left badly damaged by the impact.

Motorists were being advised to avoid the area while emergency services dealt with the incident and police investigators completed their work.

  • One lane of the M6 near Carlisle was also closed this morning after a car crashed into the central barrier.

It happened at 10.22am on the northbound carriageway, just past Southwaite services.

Firefighters attended after reports of smoke coming from the silver car. The driver of the vehicle was helped from the vehicle by other motorists. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

  • A Carlisle pensioner had to be cut from a car following a two-vehicle smash on Warwick Road in the city yesterday.

The 76-year-old was taken to hospital suffering from suspected broken ribs after his silver Citroen C3 was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Meriva at about 6.25pm.

It happened at the junction with Victoria Road.

Firefighters from Carlisle were called to the scene and used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the man.

He was then taken to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, by ambulance.

The driver of the Vauxhall Meriva, a 64-year-old woman from the Carlisle area, was not seriously injured.

  • A car ploughed into a stone wall on the A689 near Brampton yesterday afternoon.

The driver of the black Vauxhall Insignia, a 66-year-old man from the Bahamas, and his female passenger both escaped without serious injury.

The vehicle was travelling from Carlisle when it came off a bend in the road and collided with a farm entrance wall. It happened at 4.40pm, about one mile outside Brampton.

Ambulance crews took them both to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, to be treated for minor injuries.

Firefighters from Carlisle and Brampton also attended did not need to release anyone from the vehicle. They made the scene safe and returned to base just before 5.30pm.

The vehicle was off the road so traffic was not disrupted.


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