Woman suffers serious injuries after crash between car and HGV

A woman has been seriously injured after a collision between a car and a lorry. Emergency services were called to the collision involving a Volvo HGV and a Vauxhall Corsa on the A596, Micklethwaite. The incident happened at around 8.40am today (February 23).

Cumbria Police said the driver of the Corsa, a local woman in her 50s, sustained ‘serious injuries’. She was airlifted to Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle for treatment. The driver of the Volvo, a man in his sixties, was uninjured.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with information. A Cumbria Police spokesperson said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the A596, Micklethwaite at 8:40am today (23 February). “Police were contacted to a report of a two vehicle collision involving a Volvo HGV and a Vauxhall Corsa.

“The driver of the Corsa, a local woman in her fifties, has sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle. “The driver of the Volvo, a man in his sixties, was uninjured. “Along with officers, NWAS and the fire service are also in attendance.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, email  SCIU@cumbria.police.uk quoting log 39 of the 23rd February 2021. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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