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Police name man killed in Cumbrian road crash

Scene of the crash near the Crossings Inn Credit: ITV Border

Police have named the man killed in a road crash at Roweltown on Saturday.

Alistair Dawson from Brampton, who was 34, died when his Nissan Qashqai collided with a tree on a back road near to The Crossings Inn.

His wife, Rikki, and family, have paid tribute to the ‘family man’:

“Alistair was such a family man who adored his children and his family. He was kind, funny and hard-working. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends,” she said.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101, and ask to speak to PC 2265 Jack Stabler of the Mobile Support Group.


A7 closed after car collides with gas main

The A7 is closed in the Scottish Borders between Selkirk and Galashiels after a car collided with a gas main.

Two men have been taken to the Borders General Hospital, where they're being treated for their injuries.

Police Scotland say the road will remain closed for some time.

"Police in the Scottish Borders responded to the A7 between Selkirk and Galashiels at around 2.05 p.m. on Wednesday 2nd March following a one vehicle collision.

"A Subaru car left the road and collided with a gas main before coming to a stop.

"Two men who were within the vehicle have been taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment for their injuries.

"Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing and anyone with information that can assist officers with their investigation is asked to come forward.

"The A7 will remain closed for the time being while a multi-agency response is in place at the scene."

– Police Scotland

Baby among eight injured in minibus crash

The minibus overturned on the A74 Credit: Bob Geddes

A 12-week-old baby girl was taken to York Hill Sick Kid Hospital in Glasgow with suspected head injuries following a minibus crash in Dumfries and Galloway last night.

She was hurt when a white coloured LDV minibus with a group of eight from Milton Keynes left the A74(M) and overturned at around 5.25pm.

Two girls aged 16 and 13 and three boys aged 12, 10 and 8 were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, along with the driver, a 33-year-old man and a 37-year-old male passenger.

All stayed overnight with minor injuries

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway of the Glasgow to Carlisle Road, about 3 miles south of the Greenhill Stairs overbridge at Moffat.

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses and has asked anyone with information to get in contact.

Pedestrian hit by car in centre of Carlisle

Dalston Road in Carlisle has been closed after a collision between a pedestrian and a car.

Emergency services are currently at the scene and the road is closed between Richardson Street and Long Sowerby Road.

Diversions are in place along Peter Lane and onto Wigton Road, A595.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

Police still investigating death of Dillon Sagar

Dylan Sagar, aged 18 from Holme, was involved in a road traffic collision on the A65 at Millness between the night of Saturday the 14th and the early hours of Sunday 15th December. He died on Friday 20th December 2013 in Preston Hospital from his injuries.

The family of Dylan said:

It is with great sadness that Dylan has been taken from us, it is such a short time to have our lovely handsome boy. He loved life, loved his job and loved his car and the freedom it gave him. Dylan had a wonderful summer, he played cricket for Sedgwick CC and was delighted to be picked as fielder of the year. He was full of fun, full of life and full of mischief and he will be painfully missed by all his family and many friends.”

– Dylan Sagar's family

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstance of the collision, anyone with information should contact PC Davies of Kendal Roads Policing Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Traffic chaos in soaring temperatures

Hundreds of motorists sweated in the huge traffic jam and many sat out on the barriers and bankings as temperatures soared to 80 degrees

There was just one almight bang and I knew there had been a crash. There was no sound of brakes or tyres screetching at all.

– Witness

Police, ambulance staff, doctors and firefighters worked at the scene for more than two hours.

Police appeal for witnesses

Three people were badly hurt after a Range Rover crashed into the concrete upright of a motorway bridge. The three, a man and two women, had to be freed from the wreckage of the vehicle four miles south of Beattock on the northbound carriageway of the A74M.

Firefighters worked at the scene for more than 90 minutes to free the trapped who were said to be badly hurt. Police are still treating the accident as a potential fatal after two air ambulances were sent to the motorway at Junction 15 north of Johnstonebridge.

Police closed both carriageways for two hours and thousands of vehicles were queued back up to six miles. Police set up diversions and later opened one lane on each side of the motorway to let traffic off before closing the northbound lane again for a major accident investigation.

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