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B5305 closed following serious collision

Drivers are asked to avoid the area Credit: ITV Border

The B5305 between Wigton and Penrith is closed following a serious collision involving a car and a motorbike, which happened at around 8.10am this morning.

Police are at the scene and the road is now closed in both directions. The closure is expected to be in place for some time and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Any witnesses to the collision should contact Cumbria Police referencing incident 30 of 2 November 2017.

Two accidents on the M6 cause delays

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An accident involving a lorry and a cattle truck blocked two lanes on the M6 Northbound between J39 B6261 (Shap) and J40 A66 (Penrith). The accident is now cleared and traffic is easing.

Another accident involving one vehicle closed one lane on the M6 Southbound between J36 A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J35 A601(M) Carnforth. The lane is now open and the broken down vehicle has been removed.

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Police name man who died in High Harrington crash

Conor Brannon died on Monday 23 October as a result of his injuries Credit: Google maps

The man who died in a road traffic collision in High Harrington has been named by police.

Conor Brannon, aged 23, of Maryport, was taken to the RVI in Newcastle following the incident on the morning of Sunday 22 October.

He died on Monday 23 October as a result of his injuries.

Officers were called to the collision on Scaw Road, High Harrington, at 2.54am, following reports that a Ford Fiesta had collided with a tree.

There is no change to the conditions of the four passengers.

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18-year-old killed in Langholm road traffic collision

The fatal incident occured on the A7 road at Kirkton Burn bridges Credit: ITV Border

An 18-year-old man from Carlisle has died in a one vehicle traffic collision, at around 7.08pm on Monday 7 August 2017.

The fatal incident occurred on the A7 road at Kirkton Burn bridges, Ewes, Langholm, involving a black coloured BMW 320 car. The driver was removed from the car by Fire and Rescue staff and taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary by Helimed, where he later died.

The road at the scene was closed to allow a full road traffic collision examination to take place including an examination of the damage caused to a bridge parapet. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.

Trunk Roads Policing Group are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Callers can speak to a police officer at Lockerbie Trunk Roads Policing Unit through the 101 number.

Officers search for driver involved in Ulverston collision

The collision happened near the A5087 Credit: PA

Officers are continuing to search for a driver involved in a collision in Ulverston yesterday afternoon, 26 July. The collision happened near the A5087 at the junction of Park Road and Priory Road.

The collision involved a black VW Polo and a male cyclist. The male cyclist, a 24-year-old man from Ulverston, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital via air ambulance. He remains in a critical condition this morning and his family remain with him, and they are being supported by specially trained officers.

Police were actively looking for the vehicle at the time of the collision. The vehicle has since been located by police.

The male driver involved in the Lancashire incidents is described as 5ft 10 inches, with dark blonde hair, of stocky build, wearing jeans and a white-coloured t-shirt.

The driver involved in this collision is not believed to live locally, and we continue to make every effort today to trace him. We would urge him to contact the police immediately. We continue to ask that anyone who believes they know the whereabouts of this man contacts police immediately and does not make any attempt to approach him themselves.”

– Rob O’Connor, Superintendent, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

One dead and one seriously injured after Borders crash

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision in which a car lost control on a bend before flipping over and colliding with a fence.

The accident, which took place on the B6350 near Redden Farm at around 4.15pm on Friday, June 17, involved a silver Suzuki Ignis.

A 47-year-old woman, who was sitting in the rear of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another female passenger was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

The female driver and a further two passengers, a man and a woman, were taken to the Borders General Hospital, however their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

There were no other vehicles involved in this incident.

The road was closed for around six-and-a-half hours to allow a full collision investigation to be carried out.

Police are today urging anyone who saw the vehicle or the collision to come forward immediately.

Sergeant Andy Gibb of the Road Policing Unit based in Dalkeith said: "This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are today with the family of the woman who sadly passed away.

"Our enquiries into this collision are ongoing as we look to establish the full set of circumstances.

"I would urge anyone who was travelling in the area and who remembers seeing the vehicle prior to the collision to please contact police on 101 if not already done."

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