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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.

Woman in critical condition after A711 collision

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A 79-year-old woman from Kirkcudbright is in a critical condition after a one vehicle collision on the A711 at Tongland.

It happened at around 12pm on Wednesday 7 March.

The woman's car, a blue coloured Toyota Avensis, collided with the verge and some small trees.

Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Constable John Jamieson of the Roads Policing Unit said:

We are investigating the cause of the crash however indications are that the driver may have suffered a medical episode at the time of the crash."

– Constable John Jamieson


Motorcyclist badly injured in crash near Hutton-in-the-forest

The collision has happened outside the Old Rectory, off the B5305, near to Hutton-in-the-Forest, at around 2pm. Credit: PA

A motorcyclist has suffered serious, potentially life-altering injuries after an accident involving a motorbike and a car.

The collision has happened outside the Old Rectory, off the B5305, near to Hutton-in-the-Forest, at around 2pm.

The road is currently closed in both directions.

The Constabulary was alerted to the collision by North West Ambulance Service.

Please avoid the area if at all possible.


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.

Police name crash victims

Police Scotland have named two men who died in a crash on the A713 near Carsphairn yesterday morning.

The accident happened at Drumjohn at around 10:40 am when a red Ford Fiesta travelling north was in collision with a white delivery van travelling south.

Van driver Scott Kennedy, 46, was taken by ambulance to Ayr Hospital where he died a short time later. 50 year old Antony Sztuka died at the scene. Both men were from Ayrshire.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of the time of the crash to contact police. We know from witnesses already spoken to that there was a white flat-bed pickup truck - the size of a transit van – on the road at the time of the crash. We are very keen to speak to the driver as he or she may have information that could prove vital to the investigation. Information can be passed to officers at the Road Policing department at Stranraer Police Office via 101.”

– Sergeant Billy McEwan, Road Policing Unit

Man killed in two-car crash on the A701 near Beattock

A man has been pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car road traffic crash on the A701 road near to Cragielands House in Beattock.

A second man has been taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with what are thought to be serious injuries, police say.

A general view of the A701 near to Cragielands House. Credit: Google Maps

Police Scotland has confirmed the road at the scene will be closed for some considerable time to allow for a full crash investigation to take place.

Diversions have been put in place; for immediate updates click here.

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