Live updates


Police appeal for witnesses

A nineteen year old man is in a serious condition at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after he was apparently hit by an eastbound lorry on the A75 a mile east of Newton Stewart at approximately 2:40am on Saturday 17th August.

Police believe that a number of vehicles will have been in the area around the time of the accident and are urging anyone who might have information about the accident to contact them. They say they have already spoken with a number of lorry drivers in relation to the accident.

A590 closed following serious accident

The A590 is closed in both directions following a serious road traffic collision at Lindal in Ulverston.

The accident happened at around 5am and involved a Vauxhall Corsa and an HGV.

The 19-year-old driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, who is a man from Barrow, was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital after suffering life threatening injuries.

The 39-year-old driver of the HGV, from Waberthwaite, suffered no injuries.

The fire service, air ambulance, and highway agency attended the scene.

The road is closed in both directions and will remain closed for the next three to four hours.

Police are asking motorists to avoid the driver and said light traffic can use the A5087 between Barrow and Ulverston.

HGV's are being asked to park up and wait or use A595 and A5092.


Two-year-old "seriously injured" after collision

Cumbria Police say a two-year-old boy has suffered serious injuries in a road traffic collision near Kendal.

The collision happened at around 3.40pm on Sunday (26th May), outside the Eagle and Child pub in Staveley.

The boy was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where he is now in a stable condition.

A grey landrover freelander was involved in the incident and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Teenager 'critical' following Workington crash

A 13-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Workington.

The accident happened on Solway road at around 4pm on Saturday 25th May.

She was airlifted the the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with serious head injuries.

The road was closed for 3 and a half hour as police examined the scene.

The vehicle involved was a silver Nissan Qachqai, being driven by a 59-year-old woman.

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, and ask anyone that saw the car in the area at that time to get in touch.

M6 Cumbria: J42 closed due to accident

Scene of the crash at junction 42 on the M6 Credit: ITV News Border

The motorway slip road at junction 42 on the M6 in Cumbria is closed in both directions, due to an overturned lorry.

Motorists are advised to use junctions 43 and 41 instead.

The road is expected to remain closed for several hours.

The overturned lorry at junction 42 on the M6 Credit: ITV News Border
Load more updates


Today's top stories