Emergency services called to serious collision in Wigton


The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to a road traffic collision at Wigton in Cumbria yesterday. The collision involved a heavy goods vehicle and a car at 7.45am.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to a road traffic collision at Wigton in Cumbria yesterday.

The collision involved a heavy goods vehicle and a car at 7.45am. Responding from the charity’s Langwathby base, the aircraft and crew were on scene within 11 minutes of lifting.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was freed from the vehicle before he was anaesthetised by the doctor-led crew. The patient was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in 22 minutes where he arrived in a stable condition. 

GNAAS worked alongside North West Ambulance Service and Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service at the scene. 

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