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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.


A7 closed following serious collision

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Police in the Borders are attending a serious road traffic collision near Galashiels involving a motorcycle and a car.

The incident occurred on the A7, around four miles north of the town, at around 8am this morning. The road has been closed in both directions and diversions are in place.

A 50-year-old man is said to have suffered serious injuries and is currently being cared for by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Tributes paid to "loving and caring" man killed in crash

The family and friends of a man who died after his car was involved in a crash have paid tribute to a “loving, caring and fun loving person.”

Daniel Staples, known as Podge, died following a road traffic collision on the A595 on Tuesday 21 January. He was driving a Vauxhall Vectra when it collided with a milk tanker.

Daniel’s parents, Tony and Kath Staples have described how their son was:

“Loving and caring towards all his friends and family. He was an outgoing lad who was always full of fun. He had just started his career after working so hard to get qualified and was looking forward to being best man at his friend’s wedding this year and was planning the stag do.

“We all miss him so much and are still coming to terms that he has gone. His passing has left an void in our lives that he, with his presence and vitality, filled. There was never a dull moment with him around.”

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

Man named in fatal A595 crash

Police have named a man who died in a collision on the A595 as Daniel Ian Staples, from Carlisle.

The 28-year-old was killed when his car - a Vauxhall Vectra - collided with a milk tanker just before 8am on Tuesday 21 January.

The driver of the tanker, a 64-year-old man from Fletchertown was uninjured.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to get in contact with the Roads Policing Unit at Cumbria Police on 101.


One dead in A595 road crash

A man has died after a crash on the A595.

Emergency services were called to the scene between Cardewlees and Nealhouse junction at 7:57am today after a car and a HGV collided.

Emergency service remain on scene and all motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Diversion routes for vehicles travelling east into the city are B5303 from Red Dial to the M6 at junction 41 and North.

For vehicles travelling west from Carlisle is Dalston B5299 onto the B5305 to Red Dial and west.

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