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Man flown to hospital after road accident

The Great North Air Ambulance near Workington Credit: ITV News Border

A man has been flown to hospital after a road accident involving a car and a tractor near Workington.

The man, believed to be in his 20's, suffered multiple injuries although they're said to be non life-threatening.

He has been flown to hospital in Preston by the Great North Air Ambulance.

Two critical after A66 smash

Two serious hurt in crash on A66 Credit: GNAAS

An elderly couple are in a serious condition in hospital after two vehicles were involved in a crash on the A66.

The accident happened at Small Ways in County Durham around 12:45pm this afternoon.

The two elderly people were flown by air ambulance to the James Cook University hospital in Middlesborough with multiple injuries.

The two people in the other vehicle were taken to a hospital in Darlington.

The road has been closed for several hours.


Man seriously injured in M74 crash

The crash happened at around 4:10am. Credit: ITV Border

A 68 year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital following a crash on the M74 this morning.

At around 4.10am, police were called to a report of a crash involving an articulated lorry that had overturned on the northbound carriageway of the M74 at junction 21 near Kirkpatrick Fleming.

The 68 year-old driver of the lorry was taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where hospital staff describe his condition as serious.

The northbound carriageway has been closed since the crash while the police and other agencies including Transport Scotland secure the lorry's heavy load and prevent a damaged refrigerated container splitting open.

Traffic is being diverted along the B7076. Police say they hope to re-open the motorway this afternoon.

Woman who died in car crash has been named

A woman who died in a car crash in West Cumbria has been named.

Yvonne Hetherington-Tunstall, 48, from Curzon Street, Maryport, was involved in a collision on Tuesday 13 May.

It happened at about 11:20pm on the B5300 Silloth to Maryport road near the Cross Cannonby junction.

She was treated by emergency services, but died at the scene.

Anyone with any information should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Martin Renney.


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