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Busy weekend for air ambulance

Great North Air Ambulance Credit: GNAA

The Great North Air Ambulance was called out to three incidents in Cumbria over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon a 35-year-old man was flown to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after suffering a neck injury while playing rugby at Carlisle Rugby Club. He arrived at hospital in a stable condition.

On Sunday morning a 46-year-old man from Preston sustained leg injuries after becoming trapped between two cars at Bowness-on-Windermere. He was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.

The air ambulance was in action again in the afternoon when paramedics treated a 45-year-old woman who'd fallen from a bike near Ulverston.


Air Ambulance called after man hit by car in Carlisle

The Air Ambulance in Carlisle. Credit: GNAAS

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries, after being hit by a car in Carlisle.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the incident at around 1pm today (Saturday 12 December), in the Cornhill area of the city.

It was already dealing with a separate incident after a single vehicle was involved in a collision on the A74 near Metal Bridge, but was re-directed.

The man was treated for his injuries at the scene, and then transferred by air ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, where he is described as being in a stable condition.

Woman hit by car in Keswick

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A pedestrian was airlifted to hospital this morning after being hit by a car in Keswick.

The Great North Air Ambulance's Pride of Cumbria helicopter was dispatched and on arriving at the scene the aircrew medical team treated a woman for head and arm injuries.

She was then transported to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary. Her injuries are described as non life-threatening.


Walker airlifted from Lakeland fell

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A walker has been airlifted from a Lake District mountain after fracturing her ankle.

The middle-aged woman from East Yorkshire was rescued from Great Gable by the Great North's Air Ambulance's Pride Of Cumbria helicopter at around 12:30pm today.

After being treated at the scene she was transported to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary.

Man crushed by car in Ambleside

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A man has been severely injured after being crushed between a car and a wall in Ambleside this morning.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the scene in the middle of the town, where paramedics treated the 48-year-old from Cambridge.

He had sustained serious chest injuries and was flown to Preston, where his condition was stable upon arrival.

Police warned drivers this morning that traffic disruption was to be expected on the the A591 at Market Place.

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