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Motorcyclist dies after A590 collision

Police have confirmed the man has now died. Credit: PA

A motorcyclist involved in a collision on the A590 last Friday (2 September) has died, police have confirmed.

The 41-year-old, from the Bristol area, was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital with multiple injuries after colliding with a car at around 2pm on the A590 at Gilpin Bridge.

He died in hospital yesterday evening, and police say his family are being supported by a specially trained officer.

The driver of the car, a 78-year-old woman from Grange-over-Sands, was also taken to hospital following the collision.

She was discharged on Monday after suffering serious injuries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact PC 396 Mark Jesson of the Mobile Support Group at Kendal on 101.


Two hospitalised after A590 collision

The road was closed in both directions. Credit: ITV Border

Two people have been hospitalised after a serious accident on the A590 near Kendal.

Police were called at 13:58pm following a report of a car colliding with a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.

The driver of the car also suffered injuries (nature of injuries not known at this time) and was also taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.

The road was closed in both directions between Brettargh Holt and Meathop roundabout to allow agencies to conduct recovery work, but one lane westbound has now opened.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

A590 closed after three-car crash

The road has been closed. Credit: PA

Emergency services are dealing with a traffic collision on the A590 at Swarthmoor, near Ulverston.

Police were called at 2:33pm today (22 July) following a report of a three vehicle accident.

The road has been closed in both directions and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Woman killed on A590 named

Nichola Tyson Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have identified the woman killed in a road traffic collision on the A590 in south Cumbria as Nichola Lesley Tyson.

Nichola, 35, from the Kendal area, has been described by her family as ‘a vibrant, caring person who was full of life, fiercely loyal and a good friend to many, and that she will be sadly missed’.

Cumbria Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident on the A590 at Levens on March 1 or any motorists who were in the area at the time and may have witnesses two people in the area to make contact with PC Holmes at Operational Support Unit on 101.

Nichola's family are being supported by specially trained officers.


Work to improve A590 for cyclists

The A590 will be closed overnight Credit: PA

The A590 will be closed overnight for up to two nights next week, as work takes place to improve cyclist crossing points.

The £30,000 Highways England project will get underway at Canny Hill Junction, at Newby Bridge near Ulverston.

New signs and road markings will be provided, in part to raise driver awareness of cyclists crossing the single carriageway section of the A590.

It's part of £100 million of funding from Highways England to improve facilities and safety for cyclists over the next five years.

This is important work to improve safety along the A590 at Newby Bridge which will particularly benefit cyclists.

We’ll need to close the carriageway for a night or 2 to deliver the safety improvements and, as that involves quite a lengthy diversion, we’re advising drivers to plan their journeys and leave an extra 25 minutes or so to take the diversion.”

– Highways England project manager Peter Gee

The project is due to start on Monday (19 October) and be finished by Friday 30 October.

An overnight closure – between 8pm and 6am – will take place on Tuesday night (20 October) with a second on Thursday night (22 October) if needed.

Overnight working will also involve temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit past the road works.

When the A590 is closed, a diversion – via Windermere - will operate between the Newby Bridge and Brettargh Hold roundabouts along the A592 and A591.

A590 reopened after 3 car collision

Road traffic collision A590 Credit: ITV Border

Police were called today to reports of a three vehicle collision on the A590 close to Greenodd Ulverston.

The vehicles below were involved in the collision:

  • - A Red Skoda Fabia, driven by a 54 year old female from Lancashire
  • - A grey Renault Scenic, driven by a 43 year old woman from Ulverston
  • - A Silver Vauxhall driven by a 48 year old woman from Ulverston

All three drivers received treatment for minor injuries at the scene.

The road was closed for a time following the collision to allow police investigation and for recovery of vehicles.

Visit the traffic link map to keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads.

Man found with knife on A590

Man found with knife on A590 Credit: ITV Border

In the early hours of this morning, police were called to the A590, near Newby Bridge.

There were concerns for the welfare of a man who was reported to have a knife.

Officers negotiated with the man and he was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.

There was no perceived threat to the members of the public.

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