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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Man airlifted to Carlisle hospital after truck overturns in crash

Two people were this morning taken to The Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle after a pickup truck crashed through a roadside hedge and ended up on its roof.

Brocklebank crash photo
The overturned vehicle

The accident happened at around 8.45am today at Brocklebank, on a stretch of country road that links Caldbeck and Red Dial on the A595 near Wigton, say police.

Two people – both men – were taken to hospital, one of them in the North West Air Ambulance helicopter, after being treated at the scene by medics.

A spokeswoman for the air ambulance service said that its two paramedics treated the 34-year-old driver at the scene for a back injury. The flight to the infirmary took just five minutes.

Police said the second injured person was a man, aged 29. The extent of his injuries is not known.

The truck involved in the accident came to rest in a garden but nowhere near to any property. The operation to recover the 4x4 truck was underway this morning.

The ambulance, which arrived at the crash scene at 9.20am, was based at the North West Air Ambulance base in Blackpool.

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