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Man seriously injured in A595 Mealsgate crash

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A595 at Mealsgate this morning (27 Feb). The collision involved a black Ford Focus and a HGV tipper truck. Cumbria Constabulary were called to the incident at 7.32am.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a 22-year-old man, has suffered serious, potentially life-altering injuries and has been taken to Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Nobody else was injured in the incident. A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 7:47am firefighters were called to a report of a road traffic collision on the A595 at Mealsgate.

“Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to extricate one casualty, a man, who was then handed into the care of the ambulance service.”

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision but has yet to come forward.

Call 101 quoting incident number 21 of 27 February 2017.

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