Update: Woman remains critical after car leaves A592 at Glenridding

Woman fighting for her life after car leaves A592 at Glenridding

Woman fighting for her life after car leaves A592 at Glenridding

First published in News The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A YOUNG woman remained critically ill in hospital today after her car left the A592 at Glenridding.

The driver's age was originally given as 20, but police later confirmed it as 17.

The accident happened shortly after 9am yesterday.

Police and the North West Ambulance Service attended and firefighters from Ambleside and Penrith helped free the woman from the vehicle.

Such was the seriousness of her injuries, Great North Air Ambulance paramedics carried out a surgical procedure on her chest at the scene.

She was then flown to the major trauma centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Cumbria Police have urged anyone who was on the stretch of road and who may have seen the car at the time to contact them on 101.

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7:06pm Mon 10 Dec 12

life cycle too says...

I hope the efforts of the Air Ambulance staff have saved this woman's life, and further hope we all remember the valuable work they do when we see a collecting box or fundraising event for them.
I hope the efforts of the Air Ambulance staff have saved this woman's life, and further hope we all remember the valuable work they do when we see a collecting box or fundraising event for them. life cycle too
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