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Woman critical after car plunges into Glenridding stream

A woman is fighting for her life after her car careered down a ravine and into a stream.

Emergency Services were called at approx 4:50pm on Friday 8 December after a red Hyundai iX20 left the A592 just prior to Glenridding.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and Patterdale MRT rescued the woman from the car.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: “The vehicle was being driven by an 85-year-old local woman who sustained serious injuries. She was flown from the scene by air ambulance to the Preston Royal Infirmary where she is described as being in a critical condition.”

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact PC1636 on 101 quoting log 162 of 8 Dec.

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