Pedestrian in his 90s taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after A66 crash near Stainton

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Cumbria Police are advising drivers to avoid the area. Credit: Google Maps

An elderly many has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries following a crash in Cumbria.

The A66 is shut in both directions at Baron's Hill, Stainton which is near Penrith following the collision which involved a vehicle and a pedestrian.

A man in his 90s from Penrith has been airlifted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.

The driver of the vehicle, a Skoda Fabia, was a man in his 80s from Buxton. He was uninjured in the incident.

Cumbria Police are advising drivers to avoid the area as the A66 could remain closed for several hours while it investigates the scene.

It added that anyone that witnesses the crash should contact them.



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