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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Teenager dies in Carlisle hospital after two car crash

A teenager who died following a two-car crash in north Cumbria has been named.

John Teasdale, 18, of Shap, was seriously injured after the Mini Mayfair he was driving was in collision with a BMW on the A6 near Penrith yesterday.

He was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle by air ambulance.

But a police spokeswoman said: “Despite the best efforts of medical staff, he died at the hospital.”

The driver of the BMW, a 24-year-old man from the Penrith area, was also taken to the Cumberland Infirmary.

He had minor injuries and was discharged the same day.

Police said the collision happened on the A6 between Hackthorpe and Thrimby at about 3.30pm.

The force spokeswoman added: “The road was closed for four-and-a-half hours while emergency services, which included police, fire and ambulance, dealt with the incident.”

An investigation into the accident is underway.

Officers in the constabulary’s roads policing squad are urging any witnesses to phone them on 0845 3300247.

 

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