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Driver arrested after four trapped in A595 crash in West Cumbria

[T]he driver of a car has been arrested after four people were trapped in a two-vehicle road traffic collision in Bootle.

Police were called to a collision at the junction of Church Lane and Main Street at 8:07am today, Wednesday 13 September.

The collision involved a Peugeot 208 and a Nissan Qashqai.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: “We have arrested the driver of the Nissan, a 28-year-old man, on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving.”

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) were called to assist the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS).

A spokesman for GNAAS said: “A female teenager [passenger in Peugeot] sustained pelvis and abdominal injuries and a wrist injury.

“The patient was treated at the scene by NWAS paramedics and the GNAAS doctor-led trauma team before being flown to Royal Preston Hospital.”

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 8:40am firefighters were called to a road traffic collision between two vehicles with four people trapped at Bootle Station.

“Crews, one from Bootle and one from Millom, extracted the casualties using cutting equipment, small tools and wedges.

“All the casualties were handed into the care of paramedics.

“Crews were in attendance for one hour and ten minutes.”

The A595 is closed between Middleton Place (Corney) and Swallowhurst (Bootle).

Any witnesses are asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

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