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Operation Natterjack focuses on A590

The police say in the last year there has been 114 accidents on the road that have caused injuries or deaths. Credit: PA

Cumbria Police are launching a two day campaign to catch drivers breaking the law on the A590.

152 drivers were recently caught in a two-week operation on the A66. Police used an unmarked lorry in the last Operation Natterjack. 90 cars were stopped for using mobile phones, others were caught overtaking on solid white lines or for speeding.

Man, 19, dies following road traffic collision

A 19-year-old man has died after a road traffic collision this morning, August 2.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A590 at Low Field Bridge about 5:15am.

The collision involved an HGV and a Black Vauxhall Corsa, driven by the 19-year-old from Barrow.

The driver of the HGV, a 39-year-old man from Waberthwaite, was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or to the movements of the vehicles prior to the collision.

Anyone with information can contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC Mark Clarke or Sgt Chris O’Hare of the South Roads Policing Unit at Ulverston.

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A590 closed following serious accident

The A590 is closed in both directions following a serious road traffic collision at Lindal in Ulverston.

The accident happened at around 5am and involved a Vauxhall Corsa and an HGV.

The 19-year-old driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, who is a man from Barrow, was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital after suffering life threatening injuries.

The 39-year-old driver of the HGV, from Waberthwaite, suffered no injuries.

The fire service, air ambulance, and highway agency attended the scene.

The road is closed in both directions and will remain closed for the next three to four hours.

Police are asking motorists to avoid the driver and said light traffic can use the A5087 between Barrow and Ulverston.

HGV's are being asked to park up and wait or use A595 and A5092.

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Ministers visit A590

MPs tour accident blackspots

Transport minister Stephen Hammond is touring accident blackspots along the A590 in Cumbria with local MPs Tim Farron and John Woodcock. There have been almost 300 accidents along a stretch of the road in the past five years, eight of them fatal and thirty three of them serious.

Residents have been camapigning for improvements for the past ten years. Funding has been committed to making improvements including a roundabout at Greenodd. MPs and councillors will today push for a commitment as to when work will start.

Minister visits Cumbria accident blackspots

The A590 Credit: ITV Border

The Transport Minister Stephen Hammond MP will personally visit accident black spots on the A590.

Local MP Tim Farron will take the minister along the route.

Afterwards Mr Hammond will meet with local campaigners whose strong opposition to plans to build a roundabout being scrapped led to the Government announcing £500,000 to be made available to improving the route.

There are many accident black spots on the route Credit: ITV Border
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