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Driver trapped in A7 crash near Longtown

Photo Cumbria Roads Police

[T]he A7 has reopened after a serious two-vehicle road traffic collision occurred between Carlisle and Longtown.

Police were called at approx 9:25am.

The collision involved a Mini car and a lorry.

The male driver of the Mini sustained serious injuries and had to be cut free from the wreckage by firefighters.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 9:29am firefighters were called to a collision involving a wagon and a Mini on the A7 in Longtown.

“Firefighters used cutting equipment and small tools to free the casualty.”

The road was closed in both directions but has now reopened.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

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