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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Cumbrian crash victim named

POLICE have named the 85-year-old man who died days after his car crashed into a house at St Bees.

Robert Edward Orlando Pearson’s car hit a house at the junction of Outrigg Road and Main Street a week ago today.

Mr Pearson, from Main Street in St Bees, was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries following the collision, but he died at the West Cumberland Hospital on Sunday.

The crash happened at 11.40am on Wednesday when Mr Pearson was behind the wheel of a Ford Focus.

A police spokeswoman said: “Mr Pearson’s family have been informed and they are being supported by police during this difficult time.

“An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is underway and police officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Roads Policing Unit by calling 101.”

Damage was caused to the wall and window of the house.

JBarwise@cngroup.co.uk

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