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A 43 year old father from Southampton remains in a critical condition in hospital after a head on collision in the Lake District yesterday. His three children and his 43 year old wife were also injured in the crash and are undergoing treatment.
The collision happened on the A66 near Threkeld as the family returned from holiday
A family of five from Southampton have been rescued from a burning car which was involved in a head on crash in the Lake District. Three members, including a ten year old boy were airlifted to hospital. Matthew Taylor sent this report.
Passers-by pulled a family of five from Southampton from their wrecked car just moments before it burst into flames. The silver coloured Mercedes estate had been involved in a collision with a Ford Range pickup shortly before 9.30am today on the A66 at Threlkeld in the Lake District.
A 43-year-old man driving the Mercedes has been flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with "life-threatening" injuries. A 43-year-old woman and a boy aged ten were also flown to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Two other children, aged 12 and 14, were taken by road ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with less serious injuries, as was the female driver of the Ford. Cumbria Police believe the Southampton family had been returning home from a Lake District holiday when the crash happened.