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84-year-old man dies after falling ill behind the wheel

The incident was reported to the police on Saturday 30 March Credit: PA

An 84-year-old man has died after becoming unwell while he was driving in the area of Red Sykes near the A590 in Ulverston.

The incident was reported to the police at about 4.40pm on Saturday 30 March by the North West Ambulance Service.

It is believed the man stopped the car he was driving in a safe location before stepping out. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The man was taken to the Preston Royal Infirmary but he died the following evening.

His family have expressed their thanks to the emergency services involved.

Lake District road named one of top to avoid in UK

Drivers are advised to avoid the A590 Credit: Google maps

A road in the Lake District has been named one of the top eight to avoid in the UK.

The A590, the main road to the Lake District, runs north-east to south-west from M6 junction 36.

Waze, the Google owned sat nav app, has released the research.

Drivers in Scotland should also be aware that on the last weekend of August, there are around three times more trips going to Edinburgh than a usual June or September weekend.


Witness appeal following fatal road crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road crash in south Cumbria.

Frank Rockliffe, who was 85 and from Milnthorpe, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries last week and has since died.

The fatal collision happened at around 5:15pm on Tuesday 13 December on the southbound exit slip road leading from the A590 to Brettargh Holt roundabout.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police's operational support unit on 101 and quote log number 183 of the 13 December.

Two people in hospital after serious A590 crash

The air ambulance was called. Credit: GNAAS

Two people have been hospitalised after a serious two-car collision on the A590 in south Cumbria.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the crash, near Levens, at 10:45am this morning.

They treated the driver of a Peugeot Partner, a man in his seventies who had a serious chest injury, before flying him to the Royal Preston Hospital.

A 68-year-old female passenger in the same car was airlifted to hospital by the North West Air Ambulance.

The 19-year-old male driver of the other car, a Vauxhall Vectra, was uninjured.

The road was initially closed in both directions, but the Westbound lane has now re-opened.


A590 closed after Levens accident

The road has been closed. Credit: PA

The A590 Eastbound remains closed after an accident at Levens.

It was reported at 10:25am, and two cars were involved.

The accident happened between the A592 (Newby Bridge Roundabout, Newby Bridge) and Cartmel Lane / High Newton Road (Ayside).

The road was closed in both directions between Newby Bridge and Brettargh Holt roundabout, but the Westbound lane has now re-opened.

Motorists are being diverted via the A592 to Windermere.

Drivers warned of A590 roadworks

Work to prevent rocks from falling onto the A590 begin today at Arrad Foot.

The westbound carriage will be closed, with a contraflow system in place on the Eastbound carriageway.

Rock netting will be put up and loose stones will be removed. Highways England say the works are expected to last for 3 weeks.

"The rock face at this location is prone to loose stones. There's no real danger of big rocks falling.

"It's just better for drivers and their vehicles if we protect them from falling chippings so we're erecting rock fall netting as a precaution."

– Peter Gee, Project Manager, Highways England

Motorcyclist dies after A590 collision

Police have confirmed the man has now died. Credit: PA

A motorcyclist involved in a collision on the A590 last Friday (2 September) has died, police have confirmed.

The 41-year-old, from the Bristol area, was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital with multiple injuries after colliding with a car at around 2pm on the A590 at Gilpin Bridge.

He died in hospital yesterday evening, and police say his family are being supported by a specially trained officer.

The driver of the car, a 78-year-old woman from Grange-over-Sands, was also taken to hospital following the collision.

She was discharged on Monday after suffering serious injuries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact PC 396 Mark Jesson of the Mobile Support Group at Kendal on 101.

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