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Copeland MP: Fatal crash 'every parent's worst nightmare'

The MP of Copland says she "can't imagine" how the families of two teenagers killed in a collision on the A595 are feeling.

Trudy Harrison lives in Bootle, close to where the accident happened.

I think it's every parent's worst nightmare.

We teach our children to drive, we live in a rural area, so they have to be independent to be able to access sixth form, training part time work, and it's always on our minds whenever they're out on the roads.

But of course, you never expect it to be your child.

I just can't imagine how those families are feeling.

– Trudy Harrison, Copeland MP

Driver 'failed to stop' after A595 collision

The accident. Credit: ITV Border

Police are searching for a driver who failed to stop after a collision on the A595 in west Cumbria.

It happened at the junction between Gosforth and Seascale at around 11:20am today.

A motorcycle and a silver vehicle - similar to a Peugeot 206 - were involved in a collision, however the driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

The 55-year-old male motorcyclist was injured in the collision, and is now in hospital in a stable condition.

Police say the silver vehicle is likely to have rear-end damage, and are appealing for the driver to come forwards.

It was believed to have been heading in the direction of Gosforth, or south on the A595, and police are urging anyone who sees it to contact them on 101.

The road was closed, but has now reopened.

A595 closed in both directions at The Highlands

A two vehicle road traffic collision has closed the A595 in both directions. Credit: PA

Police are dealing with a road traffic collision on the A595 near to The Highlands, Whitehaven.

Police were called today at 2.39pm following a two vehicle road traffic collision.

A full closure is in place as emergency services deal with the incident.

Southbound traffic is being diverted through Whitehaven town centre by New Road. Northbound traffic is being diverted through Inkerman Terrace.

Delays are to be expected.

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