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Man 'critical' after Kirkstone Pass crash

Kirkstone Pass Credit: Google Maps

A man is critically ill in hospital after a crash on Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District.

The Great North Air Ambulance were called out at 5.30pm yesterday (Friday, June 17th) after a 29-year-old man from Newcastle fell from his bike.

He was put in an induced coma and flown to Preston where his condition was described as 'critical'.

Kirkstone Pass closed due to accident in snow

3 people were injured in an accident involving 2 cars Credit: Langdale & Ambleside MRT

Three people have been injured when two cars crashed on the A590 Kirkstone Pass as snow and sleet hits Cumbria.

They have been taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road has been closed since the accident happened at lunchtime and will remain closed until the weather subsides.

Langdale & Ambleside MRT assisted police Credit: Langdale & Ambleside MRT

Members of Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and Cumbria Police officers have spent the afternoon helping several other vehicles, which became stuck on the road, including a bus coming from the Penrith.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Alert for snow and sleet.

The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening Credit: Langdale & Ambleside MRT
The Kirkstone Pass has been closed Credit: Langdale & Ambleside MRT

The wintry conditions have caused drivers problems elsewhere. The A6 over Shap has also been closed and mountain rescue teams were called to help a member of the public who was stuck in a vehicle on the B6270 at Nateby near Kirkby Stephen. Cumbria Police has had reports of others getting stuck in the Yorkshire Dales.

The A591 over Dunmail Raise A591 is still open but Police are advising that only 4x4 vehicles should attempt it.

Cumbria Police are advising drivers to use 4x4s on The Dunmail Raise Credit: ITV News Border


Cars abandoned on snow-covered Kirkstone pass

Cars abandoned overnight on a snow-covered pass in the Lake District. Credit: ITV Border

Several cars and an ambulance were trapped at Kirkstone pass in The Lake District after snow fell.

The ambulance was recovered this morning but a number of cars are still waiting recovery.

Police are advising motorists not to attempt to drive though the pass at the moment.

The Kirkstone pass remains closed. Credit: ITV Border