Driver airlifted after falling ill at the wheel in Thirlmere


The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to Thirlmere at around 8.30am this morning after a man fell ill at the wheel. The patient, in his 50s, was assessed and treated by the GNAAS doctor-led aircrew at the scene before being flown to Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary within 10 minutes.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to Thirlmere at around 8.30am this morning after a man fell ill at the wheel.

The patient, in his 50s, was assessed and treated by the GNAAS doctor-led aircrew at the scene before being flown to Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary within 10 minutes. He arrived in a stable condition.

Shortly after, GNAAS airlifted a man from the Cumberland Infirmary to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for specialist treatment.

The man, in his 20s, had been involved in a serious crash on the A66 near Penrith in the early hours of the morning.

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