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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Rescued Cumbrian man has 'serious' injuries

A man trapped in an overturned truck for more than an hour was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

The 50-year-old from Penrith was driving the vehicle at Barrow Mill Lane, near Southwaite, when it turned over at around 4pm yesterday, trapping him inside.

It was carrying 32 tons of gravel to be used on the nearby railway line.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene and worked for around 90 minutes to free the man.

He was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. Officers described his injuries as "serious".

The incident is being investigated by the police. The Health and Safety Executive has also been informed.

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