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A66 reopen after serious crash near Workington

The A66 has reopened following a serious road traffic collision involving a car and a heavy goods vehicle at Stainburn.

Cumbria Police were called at around 7.20am this morning (22 Oct).

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Cumbria Fire and Rescue and NWAS are also at the scene.

“There is only believed to be one casualty at this time, the male driver of a Ford Focus car.

“The road is likely to remain closed for much of this morning.”

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 7:19am on 22nd October 2018, two fire engines from Workington and Maryport attended a road traffic collision on the A66 at Stainburn in Workington.

“The incident involved a car and a heavy goods vehicle.

“Firefighters used one breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for one hour and twenty minutes.”

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