Two adults and a boy aged 10 have been airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle after an horrific crash in the Lake District this morning.
All three have serious injuries.
Two other children have been taken to hospital by road ambulance. Their injuries are less serious.
The crash, involving two vehicles, happened on the A66 at Threlkeld, near Keswick, shortly before 10am on Saturday.
The two adults are believed to be the children's parents.
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