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Two critical after five hurt in High Harrington crash

[P]olice are currently investigating a road traffic collision that occurred in the early hours of this morning (October 22nd).

Officers were called to Scaw Road, High Harrington, at 2.54am, following a report that a Ford Fiesta had collided with a tree.

The driver, a 23-year-old Maryport man, and a female passenger, were taken to the RVI in Newcastle. Both are in a critical condition.

Two other male passengers were taken to the West Cumberland Hospital. The severity of their injuries is not known at this time.

Another male passenger was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, with serious injuries.

Dr Theo Weston said: “At 3.15am two BASICS/BEEP Fund Doctors (pre-hospital emergency care doctors) from Penrith and Keswick were called by Northwest Ambulance Service to a very serious accident involving one car on a small country road near Workington.

“Two of the occupants suffered extremely significant life threatening injuries and once extricated from the car (in which they were trapped for about 45 minutes) both were given advanced life saving medical procedures at the scene by the two doctors and NWAS paramedics before being flown by a Coastguard SAR helicopter to the RVI Major Trauma Centre in Newcastle, continuing the treatments in the helicopter throughout the journey.

“Three other occupants suffered less serious injuries and were taken by land ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.”

The road was closed for several hours while enquiries were carried out, but has since re-opened.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to PC 391 Kelso.

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