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Sunday, 23 November 2014

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Crash closes stretch of main Cumbrian road

Two men were seriously hurt in a crash that closed part of a main road in Cumbria this morning.

Three vehicles were involved in the collision on the A595, which was closed between St Thomas Cross roundabout and Blackbeck roundabout, near Egremont, from about 9.30am to 2.45pm.

The 70-year-old male driver of a Mitsubishi L200 pick-up was taken to the Royal Preston Infirmary by air ambulance. He is in a critical condition, say police.

The 37-year-old male driver of a Ford Ranger pick-up, from Ulverston, was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, where he is in a serious but stable condition.

A third vehicle, a dropside lorry, was driven by a man who was unhurt.

The fire service - which sent appliances from Egremont and Seascale to the scene - said two people were trapped and had to be cut free.

Diversions were in place via Beckermet for southbound traffic and Haile for northbound traffic.

The Egremont bypass was used to 'stack' southbound HGVs. There was no HGV access to Sellafield.

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