5:21 pm, Thu 26 Jun 2014
The A5086 has been closed following a serious crash.
Police were called at 4:27pm after two vehicles road collided on at A5086 near Oakhurst roundabout.
The Fire Service and Ambulance service are at the scene.
All motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Those in traffic are asked to remain patient.
10:29 am, Wed 21 May 2014
A man has been airlifted to hospital following a crash on the A66 near Brough, Kirby Stephen.
The man, who was driving the van, is believed to have potentially serious injuries.
Police are asking drivers to find alternatives routes as the road remains closed. Traffic is being re-directed at Coupland Beck and Penrith.
The collision happened today, Wednesday 21 May, at 8:20am.
9:31 am, Wed 21 May 2014
Police are asking drivers to avoid the A66 at Brough, Kirby Stephen, where a serious crash is being dealt with by emergency services.
The collision, involving a van and a lorry, happened at 8:20am this morning, Wednesday 21 May.
The extent of the drivers injuries is unknown at this time.
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2:10 pm, Sun 30 Mar 2014
Tributes paid to A66 crash victims
Diversions are in place after a crash on the A66.
The A66 is closed in both directions from the Sheep and Wool Centre to Crosthwaite Roundabout.
Diversions are in place along the A595 to Bothel and A591 to Keswick.
1:24 pm, Sun 30 Mar 2014
Tributes paid to A66 crash victims
The police in Cumbria are currently dealing with a serious road accident on the A66. It happened at the junction between Lorton and Buttermere. The road is closed and diversions are being put in place.
10:09 pm, Thu 07 Nov 2013
A motorcyclist who died in a crash with a lorry in West Cumbria has been named. He was 47-year-old Dean Sheffield, from Frizington. The accident happened on the A595 near the Sellafield site on Thursday morning
12:53 pm, Wed 17 Jul 2013
The motorcyclist who was involved in a collision at Carronbridge on the A76 on Saturday (13th July) has died.
41-year-old Michael Blair, from Ballochmyle Avenue in Auchinleck, was taken to the Southern General Hospital for treatment in Glasgow, but died from his injuries.
The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.
2:47 pm, Mon 15 Jul 2013
One dead, one injured in Cumbrian bike crash
Credit: Cumbria Police
The family of a 47-year-old man who was killed in a motorbike accident on Sunday (14th July) have paid tribute to him.
Michael Bates, from Kelso, was involved in a collision with another motorcycle and a tractor, on the A683 outside of the Fat Lamb hotel in Ravenstonedale, Cumbria.
Mr Bates was taken to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesborough by air ambulance, but died of his injuries.
The family of Michael Bates said:
"It is with great sadness that Michael has so tragically been taken from us.
"A keen motorcyclist for several years with a zest for life. Michael who loved both home and work life will be sorely missed by his wife Jacqueline, sons Tom and Mick and daughters Jo and Sophie.
A 45-year-old man was also treated for minor injuries and was taken to Berwick Hospital.
The 20-year-old driver of the tractor did not require hospital treatment.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC 895 Andy Ivison or Sergeant 1204 Jo Walker of the Northern roads policing unit.
5:44 pm, Sun 14 Jul 2013
Bike crash closes Hartside Pass
The A686 has reopened following motorcycle crash between Gamblesby and Hartside Pass. The condition of the injured bikers has yet to be released.
2:24 pm, Sun 14 Jul 2013
Air Ambulance called to crash at Hartside
Two riders being transported to hospital. It is not clear at this time the extent of their injuries.
The A686 is currently closed a Melmerby and Alston and motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.