A66 reopens after crash

The A66 has reopened at Threlkeld following an earlier collision involving a car and a cyclist.

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A66 reopens after earlier crash

The A66 has reopened following an earlier crash involving a cyclist and a Toyota Avensis.

The collision happened shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon.

The driver of the car, a 43-year-old man from Threlkeld, was not injured.

The cyclist, a 60-year-old man from Florida, received serious injuries and was taken to Newcastle hospital via Air Ambulance.

The road was closed for a time while the emergency services attended the incident.

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Diversions in place following A66 crash

Diversions are in place to allow emergency services to deal with the crash on the A66 at Threlkeld, near Keswick.

Travelling towards west Cumbria, motorists are advised to use junction 41 of the M6, travelling along the B5305, Wigton.

Travelling towards Penrith, motorists should follow the diversions in place at the Crossthwaite roundabout, Keswick.

Cumbria Police say that the road will be closed for some time.

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