A WOMAN has been taken to hospital following a serious crash on the A69 near Brampton. 

Closures were put in place on the busy route following the two-vehicle collision which happened near the A6071 junction at Boothby, just before 3.50pm.

It involved a yellow Peugeot 107 and a silver Subaru Impreza. 

A 70-year-old woman, from the north east, who was driving the Peugeot, was injured and taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by land ambulance. 

A 36-year-old woman, who was a passenger in her car, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with minor injuries.

A section of the road between the A6071 and the Station Road junction has been closed and is due to reopen at about 8.30pm. 

Emergency services, including the Great North Air Ambulance, were quickly on scene.
Firefighters from Carlisle East and West Fire stations helped free one person from their vehicle and assisted paramedics.

A GNAAS spokeswoman said its paramedic and doctor team worked alongside the North West Ambulance Service to assess and treat a patient before they were taken to the RVI in Newcastle by a NWAS road crew.

Highways England said traffic was being diverted through Brampton. Westbound, vehicles were taken from the A6071 through the town to the A69 roundabout past Greenhill. Eastbound the diversion follows this route in reverse.

Motorists planning to travel on the A69 between the A1 at Newcastle and M6 at Carlisle were advised to use the A66 as an alternative route.

Cumbria Police is asking anyone with information to contact 101, quoting log146 of January 18.