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Dumfries & Galloway road now open after collision

The road has now been re-opened Credit: PA

The B7020 near Springwells and C98A roads have now been re-opened, after what was thought to be an over-turned tanker has been cleared.

The collision was in fact between an overturned car and a tanker that was upright.

The crash caused an oil leak. It took four fire engines to clear the road.

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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.

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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
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