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Serious collision closes main A7 road in Cumbria

One driver involved in the collision had to be cut free from their car Credit: ITV Border

The main A7 road in Cumbria was closed for several hours after a serious accident near Longtown.

A car and a recovery vehicle collided between the A6071 Albert Street and Sandysyke.

Fire crews were called to the scene to free a trapped driver. There is yet to be an update on the conditions of those involved.

Police have confirmed the road is now clear and has fully re-opened in both directions.

Man suffers head injuries in New Year's Day collision

The crash happened near Low Row, Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A 30-year-old man has been taken to hospital with non-serious head injuries following a two-vehicle crash on the A69.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident near Low Row, Carlisle between the A689 and the Denton Mill turn-off at 1.30pm.

The occupants of the second vehicle are not believed to be injured.

All lanes have now been re-opened.


92-year-old man in critical condition following A66 crash

The collision happened on the A66 near Threlkeld Credit: ITV Border

A 92-year-old man from Cockermouth is in a critical condition after being involved in a crash with a lorry on the A66 near Threlkeld yesterday afternoon.

The driver of the lorry was a 46-year-old man from St Helens, who was uninjured.

Police were called at 2.20pm and the road was closed until 8.30pm while emergency services dealt with the incident.

The elderly man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. An update is expected be given on his condition this afternoon.