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Two 'serious but stable' after crash

Two people are in hospital with serious injuries after a crash between two cars near Carlisle.

It happened at half past 7 last night (Nov 20th) just east of the Thursby roundabout on the A596.

The police say a silver Vauxhall Vectra, driven by a 22-year-old man from Maryport, and a silver Ford Mondeo, driven by a 67-year-old woman from Carlisle, were travelling in opposite directions when they collided.

Both were taken to hospital in Carlisle where they remain in a serious but stable condition.

The road was closed for four and a half hours.

A5086 closed after serious two vehicle crash

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.

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Man involved in crash airlifted to hospital

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.

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Carronbridge bike crash victim dies

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.

Family pay tribute to bike crash victim

Michael Bates 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.

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