A PENSIONER has died following an accident on the A596 in Cumbria.

The man, thought to be in his 80s, was driving a Ford Fiesta which collided with a Volvo heavy goods vehicle on the A596 bypass between Thursby and Wigton at about 10.45am yesterday (Friday).

The man, from Thursby, was airlifted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary with serious head injuries where he later died.

The HGV driver, of Silloth, was uninjured.