• Oliver Hodgson

Gentlemen airlifted to hospital following RTC on the A66

Photo: Cockermouth Fire

A man has been airlifted to hospital after an RTC between a car and a lorry on one of the main roads leading into the central Lakes.

The police shut off the A66 after a RTC at Portinscale close to Keswick at around 11am today (1st June).

Fire crews from Cockermouth and Keswick were in attendance, cutting him free from a car using two sets of hydraulic cutting equipment.

The gentlemen was then in the care of the North West Ambulance Service who airlifted the man to a hospital

The busy main road remained closed for a few hours in both directions at the Crosthwaite Roundabout and the Portinscale Junction.


All attractions are now closed due to the Covid - 19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The majority of town centre stores have now reopened with social distancing in place


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