Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Whitehaven

Date Published: 25/02/2013 17:11

Police are currently dealing with a fatal road traffic collision in Whitehaven.

Officers were called at 2.29pm to reports of a one vehicle collision close to the Howgate Hotel in Whitehaven. The collision involved a green Volkswagen bora driven by a man who is believed to be aged in his 70s and local to the area. His vehicle had collided with a wall and sadly he was pronounced dead at West Cumberland hospital.

Emergency services attended the scene and specially trained officers are now working to establish the circumstances and are supporting his family.

The B5306 from the Castle Pub is currently closed until the Distington bypass (at the junction by Low Moresby)

Police are investigating the cause of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to contact PC Mark Ormerod in Cumbria Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit on 101.


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