Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward who may have seen a two-car collision on the A69 near Brampton today.
The collision, east of the town, near the junction with the A6071, led to the closure of the road after it happened just before 3.50pm.
It involved a yellow Peugeot 107 and a silver Subaru Impreza.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The driver of the Peugeot, a woman, 70, from the north east, was injured and was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by land ambulance.
“A passenger in this car, a woman, 36, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with minor injuries.
A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 3:48pm two fire engines from Carlisle East and Carlisle West attended a road traffic collision on the A69 at Brampton.
“On arrival crews found a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.
“Crews released one casualty from the vehicles and assisted paramedics with casualty care.
“Crews were in attendance for just under one hour.”
The road remains blocked but is expected to reopen in the next hour.
Police are urging anybody who saw the collision or anything leading up to it to contact officers on 101, referencing incident 146 of January 18.