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Two hurt in three-car crash on M6 at Penrith

Two people have been taken to hospital following a three-vehicle road traffic collision on the M6 southbound at J40 today.

Police called at 12:49pm.

The collision involved a red Citroen C1, a Jaguar XE and a BMW 120D.

The driver of the Jaguar, a 34-year-old man was uninjured, the driver of the BMW, a 54-year-old man was also uninjured.

The driver of the Citreon, a 58-year-old man and a 55-year-old female passenger both sustained injuries.

Dr Daniel Leach from Penrith BEEP Fund said: “A BEEP doctor was called to assist at a three-car RTC at J40 on the M6, as part of a multi-agency team with Ambulance service paramedics and the Great North Air Ambulance all casualties were assessed and treated at the road side.

“A female passenger was taken to James Cook University Hospital by helicopter and a male to the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle for further assessment.”

Any witnesses are asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

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