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Whitehaven man hurt in A66 tanker crash

[A] man has been taken to hospital after a two-vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the A66 in West Cumbria.

Police were called today (11th September), at 05:51 to the report of a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A66, at Brigham.

The collision involved a Nissan Almera and an empty Tanker.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: “The driver of the Nissan, a 55-year-old man from Whitehaven, was taken to Carlisle Infirmary for injuries not believed to be life changing.

“The driver of the empty taker, a 59-year-old woman from Workington, received no injury.”

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 5:57am firefighters were called to a road traffic collision between a tanker and a car on the A66 Bridgefoot.

“On arrival the crews, from Workington and Cockermouth found one casualty trapped in a car.

“Fire crews used two sets of cutting equipment and stabilisation equipment to release the casualty who was then handed into the care of paramedics.

“Crews were at the scene for 45 minutes.”

The road is now open.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 20 of the 11th September, email [email protected] or call Crimestoppers anonymously pm 0800 555 111.

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