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Driver seriously injured after A7 crash

The car and recovery vehicle collided on the A7 near Longtown Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

A driver has sustained serious injuries after a car and a recovery vehicle collided on the main A7 road in Cumbria, near Longtown.

The accident closed the road for several hours between the A6071 Albert Street and Sandysyke on Tuesday 20 March.

North West Ambulance and Cumbria Fire Service at the scene Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service were called to the scene to assist North West Ambulance Service in cutting the driver of the car free.

The driver of the recovery vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Investigations are ongoing and anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call 101.

Serious collision closes main A7 road in Cumbria

One driver involved in the collision had to be cut free from their car Credit: ITV Border

The main A7 road in Cumbria was closed for several hours after a serious accident near Longtown.

A car and a recovery vehicle collided between the A6071 Albert Street and Sandysyke.

Fire crews were called to the scene to free a trapped driver. There is yet to be an update on the conditions of those involved.

Police have confirmed the road is now clear and has fully re-opened in both directions.


Man dies in Longtown A7 road accident

The HGV driver died after his vehicle crossed over the A7 road near Camelot Holiday Park Credit: ITV Border

A man has died following an accident on the A7 near Camelot Holiday Park in Longtown, Cumbria.

A heavy goods vehicle was travelling towards Longtown when it crossed on to the opposite side of the road before leaving the carriageway last night, Monday 17 July, around 6.10pm.

The 48-year-old driver, who is thought to have suffered a medical episode, was unresponsive when found. He died after being taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The road was closed for 4 hours. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch by calling 101.

A7 re-opens after accident

The scene of the crash on the A7 Credit: ITV News Border

The A7 has re-opened following an earlier accident just north of Longtown.

A 67-year-old woman from Canonbie has been taken to hospital with minor injuries after the blue BMW X1 she was driving crashed.

The overturned BMW Credit: ITV News Border