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Girl, 13, killed in north Cumbria crash

 

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A 13-year-old girl has died after a multi-vehicle road traffic collision occurred near Southwaite.

At approx 2:30pm on Monday 18 February a three-vehicle road traffic collision occurred outside the Crown Inn at Broadfield, Southwaite.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The collision involved a silver Citroen, driven by a 43-year-old woman from the local area, she was flown to the RVI in Newcastle where her condition is described as stable.

“A black Land Rover Defender, driven by a 45-year-old man from West Cumbria, he sustained minor injuries.

“”A Mercedes Sprinter, driven by a 60-year-old man from Lancashire, he was uninjured.

“A 13-year-old girl died at the scene as a result of her injuries, a 14-year-old girl was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with minor injuries.

“Specialist officers are supporting the families of those involved.”

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 2:21pm two fire engines from Carlisle East and Carlisle West fire stations attended reports of a serious road traffic collision on Broadfield Road, Southwaite.

“The collision involved three vehicles with persons trapped.

“Crews used stabilisation equipment, small tools and Holmatro and Clan Lucas cutting equipment to extricate the casualties.

“All casualties were handed over to the care of the Ambulance Service.

“Crews worked alongside, North West Ambulance Service, Great North Air Ambulance Service and Cumbria Police and were in attendance for approximately one hour and thirty minutes.”

A BEEP Fund spokesman said: “A BEEP Fund Doctor from Penrith was called to serious RTC at the Crown Inn crossroads near Southwaite south of Carlisle at about 14.20 today 18th Feb.

Three vehicles were involved and involved five casualties.

“The BEEP Doctor helped NWAS Paramedics & the doctor/paramedic crew from one of the GNAAS Air Ambulances treat those involved.

“One casualty was then flown to the RVI in Newcastle with serious injuries.”

The road reopened at 8:30pm.

Any witnesses are asked to contact PC2207 Quinn on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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