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Police appeal after Botchergate crash

Witnesses to a road traffic collision in Botchergate which caused injury to a number of pedestrians are continuing to be sought this morning.

The collision occurred at around 7pm on Saturday, involving a taxi and a black Ford Fiesta, as well as a number of pedestrians who suffered varying degrees of injuries.

The most seriously injured was a man in his 20s from the Whitehaven area who suffered a serious head injury and a back injury. He was transferred to RVI. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A second man from Whitehaven, aged in his 50s, suffered a serious leg injury.

A man in his 80s from Carlisle, a woman in her 40s from Carlisle, a woman from Scotland in her 30s and a man in his 20s from Scotland, all suffered minor injuries.

Inspector Steve Minnikin said: “We have identified all those involved in the incident. Whilst there have been no arrests made, this is a live investigation and we would urge people to be responsible when discussing this case, particularly online.

“This was not a deliberate act. However, it was a serious road traffic collision which has left two people with serious injuries.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed what took place but has yet to come forward to contact the police immediately referencing incident 206 of 15 September 2018.”

Email: [email protected]

Call non-emergency number: 101

Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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