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Posted on 15:55:00 on 11th June 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the A591 near Bassenthwaite.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 11.12am today (11th June).

The collision involved a car, driven by a man, from Leicester, and a motorcycle, ridden by a woman, 25, of Allerdale.

The woman was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where she remains in a critical condition. The family are aware.

The other driver was uninjured.

The A591 was closed between the Castle Inn and the Bassenthwaite junction for around 5 hours whilst a forensic collision investigation took place.

Anyone with information should contact PC 2458 Defty or SGT Bainbridge 1929 on 101, referring to log 71 of June 11.

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