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Cows close M6 near Penrith

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A stretch of the M6 at Penrith has reopened after cows closed the northbound carriageway.

At around 10am a Land Rover Discovery with a trailer full of cattle was involved in a crash with a Citroen Relay van, driven by a 32-year-old man from Birmingham.

Following the collision, in which neither driver was injured, cows got on to the carriageway.

A vet was called to the scene to check the animals and the motorway has now re-opened.

A590 reopened after 3 car collision

Road traffic collision A590 Credit: ITV Border

Police were called today to reports of a three vehicle collision on the A590 close to Greenodd Ulverston.

The vehicles below were involved in the collision:

  • - A Red Skoda Fabia, driven by a 54 year old female from Lancashire
  • - A grey Renault Scenic, driven by a 43 year old woman from Ulverston
  • - A Silver Vauxhall driven by a 48 year old woman from Ulverston

All three drivers received treatment for minor injuries at the scene.

The road was closed for a time following the collision to allow police investigation and for recovery of vehicles.

Visit the traffic link map to keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads.


Witnesses sought after Borders road crash

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Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a one-vehicle collision that left the driver with serious injuries.

The collision happened on the B6355 Chirnside to Ayton Road near to Peelwalls Farm, Berwickshire at around 4.30pm yesterday.

A silver Seat Alhambra car left the road while negotiating a double bend. It struck a tree before coming to rest down an embankment.

The 43-year-old male driver sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

His condition is now described as stable.

The road was closed for around four hours to allow police to carry out a collision investigation.

Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

"This accident has unfortunately left the driver with serious injuries.

"We are keen to establish the full circumstances and would ask anyone with information to contact us."

– Police Constable Davy Johnson of Roads Policing

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicle at another point yesterday is asked to call police on 101.


18-year-old seriously injured in crash with tractor

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An 18-year-old female was seriously injured following a crash involving a car and a tractor in the Borders yesterday afternoon.

The teenager was travelling in a Fiat car which collided with a tractor pulling a trailer on the A6105 road near Chirnside, Berwickshire.

She was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for emergency treatment.

The road was closed for several hours while an investigation took place into the accident, which happened around 1.45p.m.

Police Scotland have asked for any witnesses to get in contact.

Traffic disrupted after crash in Carlisle

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Traffic was disrupted this afternoon following a collision between a car and motorbike in Carlisle.

The incident occurred on Harraby Green Road, where it is believed the driver of a Suzuki motorcycle flew over the bonnet of a Mercedes.

Police have not released any details regarding the injuries of those involved.

Appeal for witnesses to 'serious' collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision on the A7 Credit: PA

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A7 this morning.

The incident occurred approximately four miles north of Galashiels at around 8am.

A black Vauxhall Corsa was involved in a collision with a black motorcycle.

The 49-year-old man who was riding the motorcycle sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Edinburgh Road Infirmary. His condition is currently described as critical but stable.

A 56-year-old woman was driving the Vauxhall Corsa and was taken to Borders General Hospital for minor injuries.

The road was closed for around 7 hours while police carried out their investigations, and they are now urging any witnesses to contact them.

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