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Appeal for witnesses following five vehicle crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a five vehicle crash near Kendal that left an 86-year-old seriously injured.

Officers were called to the incident involving a Renault Clio, Kia Rio, Citroen C4, Ford Fiesta and Ibiza Sport on the A590 at around 5:20pm yesterday.

After the collision the 86-year-old front seat passenger of the Fiesta got out of the car and was hit by another vehicle.

The driver and passenger of the Clio, a man and woman in their 80s, from Grange, were taken to Westmorland General Hospital with minor injuries.

Police say nobody else was injured but the road was closed for six hours while officers carried out investigations.


Man dies following St Bees road crash

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A man has died following a road crash in St Bees this morning.

Police say it's believed he suffered a medical episode at the wheel and did not die as a result of the collision.

Officers were called at 7.40am to reports of a car colliding with a wall on the B5345, St Bees Road.

The road was shut for several hours but has now re-opened.

Man hit by lorry in north Cumbria

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A 72-year-old man sustained a foot injury after being struck by a lorry in north Cumbria this afternoon.

The Great North Air Ambulance helicopter was called to the incident at Kirkcambeck between Lanercost and Stapleton at around 3pm.

The casualty was treated at the scene before being transported by land ambulance to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service said his injuries were not life-threatening.

Family pays tribute to Borders crash victim

William Bertram Credit: Police Scotland

Tributes have been paid to a 27-year-old man from the Scottish Borders who died in a road accident on the A6094 near Howgate on Saturday.

William Bertram, known as "Wink", was born and raised in Shiphorns, Eddleston and attended Eddleston Primary and Peebles High School.

"William was a hard working, fun loving and very well-liked guy who will be sorely missed."

– Family statement


Two killed in Dumfries and Galloway road crash

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Two men have been killed in a one vehicle road crash in Dumfries and Galloway.

At 9:20pm yesterday (Monday) a black coloured Vauxhall Corsa collided with a bridge on the A747 Glenluce to Glasserton Road at West Barr, Port William around 17 miles south of Newton Stewart.

Following the collision an 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 25-year-old man was taken to Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer where he later died.

A full crash scene investigation is currently being undertaken and the road at the scene is closed. Police are seeking witnesses to this crash and want to hear from anyone who may have been on the A747 road at around 9:20pm hours. Witnesses can call police at Stranraer on 101.

Police name Eastriggs crash victim

Police want to speak to anyone with information about the crash. Credit: PA

Police Scotland have named the 67-year-old woman who died in a road accident in Dumfries and Galloway, on Saturday 21 March.

Margaret Deacon, from Leswalt, Stranraer, was a passenger in a Mercedes van, which collided with a Renault van, on the A75 road near Eastriggs.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 42-year-old woman from Kirkcolm is currently being treated at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, with a serious head injury.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the crash to contact them.

Accident on A7

Part of the A7 closed for a brief period this morning following an accident involving three vehicles.

A mini-bus, a transit van and a car collided on the Bowland straight at about 7.30am.

The emergency services closed the road four miles north of Galashiels for around 15 minutes.

It was re-opened as a single lane of traffic to allow the last of the debris to be cleared.

Police Scotland said there were no injuries

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