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70-year-old woman dies in Peebles crash

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A 70-year-old woman has died after being involved in a road crash near Peebles.

The woman, from the local area, died after the car she was travelling in collided with another vehicle on the A703 near Redscarhead on Monday afternoon.

The road was closed in both directions to allow for investigations to take place, but re-opened at midnight.

A man and a woman who were also involved in the collision sustained serious injuries and are currently being treated at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Police Scotland are today appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Weather causing traffic problems on M6

Multiple vehicle crash on M6 Credit: ITV News Border

Police are warning people to take extra care whilst driving on the M6 due to poor weather conditions.

The M6 was shut northbound at junction after an accident involving nine vehicles. There were severe delays, however the road has now re-opened.

The winds are particularly strong between junctions 39 and 44, with the matrix signs advising drivers to limit their speed to 50mph.

Carlisle teenager 'critical' after crash at Metal Bridge

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A 18-year-old man is in a critical condition after a road accident which happened at Metal Bridge, just north of Carlisle.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the scene, where paramedics assisted ambulance teams from both sides of the border.

The teenager, who's suffering from life-threatening head injuries, was then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

A 19-year-old is in the Cumberland Infirmary with neck injuries.

Pedestrian seriously injured in Workington crash

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A pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Workington.

The 49-year-old man was struck by a black VW Golf on Harrington Road at around 4:15pm today.

He was taken to hospital in Preston by air ambulance. While his injuries are described as serious police say they are not thought to be life threatening.

Harrington Road remains closed and motorists and pedestrians are being asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

Seventeen hurt after coach crash in Cumbria

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Up to 17 people are believed to have been injured in a two-vehicle collision involving a coach.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A685 at Tebay shortly after 5pm today and are currently dealing with the incident.

Police say none of those hurt have suffered life-threatening injuries.

The road is closed and is expected to remain shut for some time. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.


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.

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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