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Elderly man crushed in Penrith farm incident

The Pride of Cumbria Credit: GNAAS

An elderly man has been air-lifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after an incident on a farm near Penrith.

The Great North Air Ambulance were called to the scene at Reagill, where there were reports a man had been crushed between a car and a building.

The man was treated for multiple injuries before being flown to hospital in Newcastle.

His condition is said to be stable.

Man airlifted to hospital after A66 crash

The car overturned. Credit: GNAAS
Emergency services at the scene. Credit: GNAAS

A man has been airlifted to hospital after spending six hours lying injured in the cold, following a crash on the A66.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to help after the 47-year-old man lost control of his car at around 1am this morning.

But it took around six hours before he was found by a passerby who raised the alarm.

He was treated at the scene by NWAS paramedics and the GNAAS trauma team for hypothermia as well as chest and pelvic injuries.

He was then flown to the major trauma centre in Preston, where he remains in a stable condition.


Man flown to hospital after road accident

The Great North Air Ambulance near Workington Credit: ITV News Border

A man has been flown to hospital after a road accident involving a car and a tractor near Workington.

The man, believed to be in his 20's, suffered multiple injuries although they're said to be non life-threatening.

He has been flown to hospital in Preston by the Great North Air Ambulance.

Man critically injured in motorbike crash

The Pride of Cumbria helicopter on the A66 near Penrith Credit: ITV News Border

A man is critically ill in hospital after a motorbike crash near Penrith.

It's believed the motorbike was the only vehicle involved in the accident. The man, thought to be aged between 61 and 70, suffered multiple injuries.

After being assessed at the scene he was flown by the Great North Air Ambulance helicopter, Pride Of Cumbria, to hospital in Newcastle.

His condition on arrival was said to be stable.

Life-threatening injuries after Kirkstone Pass incident

The GNAAS at the scene of a different accident. Credit: GNAAS

The Great North Air Ambulance Service says it's transported two people to hospital with life-threatening injuries, after an incident on Kirkstone Pass.

At around 12pm today (31 July), two women in their seventies were thrown from a vehicle on the road near Troutbeck.

The team's doctor and paramedic treated them at the scene, before one of them was transported by road to hospital in Lancaster, and the other by air to hospital in Newcastle.

They're described as having critical/life-threatening injuries to the head, back, legs and chest, but as being stable, on arrival at hospital.

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