The Barrow Coast road is currently closed in both directions from Rampside roundabout to Long Lane following a serious road traffic collision.
Police were called to the incident at 2:11pm today. (27th October). The report was of a two vehicle collision involving a Mini Cooper and a Skoda Fabia.
Police, ambulance and HeliMed attended the scene.
Two people have been taken to hospital by HeliMed. An 88-year-old woman is in a critical condition. A man in his 20’s has suffered serious injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
The road will remain closed for a number of hours whilst investigations are undertaken, the vehicles are recovered and the road is made safe.
Congestion will be experienced at this location and drivers are asked to plan their routes accordingly.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is asked to report it to police via www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it. You can also call 101.
The incident reference to include is, log 110 of the 27th of October.