CUMBRIA Police have reiterated road safety advice after dealing with 21 collisions in a single day - nine of them involving motorcycles.

Yesterday (Sunday June 23) saw Cumbria Police and other emergency services dealing with a high volume of road traffic collisions.

None of the collisions were fatal, however there were some who received serious injuries, said police.


The collisions included:

• 8:11am, Bowness on Windermere. Renault Clio, male driver aged 57, collided with a Kawasaki motorbike, male driver aged 44. Minor injuries.

• 9:56am, Grange over Sands. Ford Fiesta, male driver aged 67, collided with pedal cyclist, male aged 60. Slight injuries.

• 3:15pm, Whitehaven, Range Rover, female driver aged 46, collided with Ford Fiesta driven by female aged 76. Slight injuries

• 5:36pm, Penrith, Alfa Romeo Mito female driver aged 40, collided with Triumph motorbike, male driver aged 51. Minor injuries.

Chief Inspector Matt Kennerley said: “Cumbria is one of the most picturesque and scenic areas in England and also has one of the most varied road networks.

“On a nice day there can be a large number of people travelling around the county, visiting key areas and tourist attractions, which results in more traffic on the roads. Therefore, it is important that people remain aware and alert when driving.

“The road network in Cumbria can be challenging, even for experienced drivers/riders. By reducing your speed, leaving sufficient braking distance from the driver in front and taking greater care, we can reduce the risk of a collision and help to make sure everyone reaches their destination safely.”