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Saturday, 30 August 2014

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Crash blocks busy Cumbrian road junction

A busy road near Workington was closed by police following a three-vehicle crash.

A silver Peugeot 107, a grey Hyundai i10 and a white Vauxhall Corsa van collided at the junction of the A596 and Branthwaite Road, near Workington Golf Club, at about 2.20pm.

The Peugeot driver, an 86-year-old man from Egremont, was taken to hospital and released after treatment. His 81-year-old passenger is said to be in a comfortable and stable condition in the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.

The Hyundai driver, a woman aged 39 from Lowca, received minor injuries in the collision. The van driver, a 58-year-old man from the Ennerdale area, was not hurt.

Firefighters released two people from the vehicles. Another was already out when they arrived.

They were treated by paramedics and a doctor. An eyewitness said three ambulances were at the scene.

Traffic was being stopped at the Travellers Rest pub on High Street, Workington and the junctions from Lillyhall and High Harrington were also closed.

The road reopened at about 4pm.

Police have asked anyone who saw the crash to call them on 101.

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