CONCERNS have been raised about an ‘accident hotspot’ which has been the site of a number of serious collisions on the A590.

The road outside the Shell Petrol Station on the A590 at Newby Bridge has been the site of two serious accidents within the past two weeks, both of which led to hospitalisation.

A collision near to the service station on June 18, allegedly involving a suspected drug driver, left two Barrow residents with serious injuries

The driver of a Toyota, a 19-year-old man from Liverpool, who was uninjured in the collision, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and subsequently released under investigation.

A Barrow man in his 70s was taken to Furness General General Hospital with serious injuries while the passenger, a woman in her 60s, was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital.

Just nine days later, a driver was left trapped in his car following a collision with a van on the same stretch of road.

A white Ford Fiesta and a white Transit van collided near the garage.

Cumbria Police said a man in his 50s came away with minor injuries following the incident.

Station manager Jamie Coward, described the location as a potential ‘accident hotspot’ for drivers.

He said: “We have attended a number of incidents at this site recently which is quite concerning. It’s starting to become somewhat of an accident hotspot for drivers. Now lockdown measures have begun to ease, there are more drivers using the roads. We’re urging motorists to drive carefully and remember to stay alert at all times.”