UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of 'driving offences' following 'serious' crash at Brough

The Westmorland Gazette: Motorists advised to avoid A66 at Brough following 'serious' crash this morning Motorists advised to avoid A66 at Brough following 'serious' crash this morning

THE A66 has reopened and a lorry driver has been arrested following a 'serious' collision in Brough. 

A Cumbria police spokeswoman said the incident, involving a van and a lorry, took place on the A66 close to the Little Chef restaurant, at around 8.20am today.

The 60-year-old man from Appleby, who was driving the van, has been taken to hospital by air ambulance with 'potentially serious injuries' to his neck, chest and abdomen.

A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance Service said he had been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in a 'stable' condition.

The male lorry driver, aged 35 and from Wigtownshire, Scotland, was not injured.
 

He was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving offences and was taken to Carlisle to ‘help police with their enquiries’.
 

The road was closed for several hours while collision investigation officers attended.
 

Traffic was re-directed at Coupland Beck and Penrith.

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12:35pm Wed 21 May 14

hogheaven says...

What is about the A66 near Brough it seams to have an accident there every week ,whats going on ?
What is about the A66 near Brough it seams to have an accident there every week ,whats going on ? hogheaven
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3:53pm Wed 21 May 14

whitevanman2 says...

hogheaven wrote:
What is about the A66 near Brough it seams to have an accident there every week ,whats going on ?
tell me about it ......... 2 hours desperate for the toilet

glad the driver was ok tho
[quote][p][bold]hogheaven[/bold] wrote: What is about the A66 near Brough it seams to have an accident there every week ,whats going on ?[/p][/quote]tell me about it ......... 2 hours desperate for the toilet glad the driver was ok tho whitevanman2
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