The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called on Friday, at around 2.45pm, to a road traffic collision in Siddick, near Workington. The GNAAS aircrew was called to assist North West Ambulance Service in treating the 71-year-old woman for chest injuries. She was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and she arrived in a stable condition.
Later on Friday, at 5.30pm, GNAAS was called to Kirkstone Pass, in the Lake District, where a cyclist had fallen from his bike and hit a stone wall. The GNAAS aircrew flew to the incident on the stretch of road known as ‘the struggle’ to treat the 29-year-old man, believed to be from the Newcastle area, for serious head injuries. He was put into an induced coma by the GNAAS doctor-led aircrew before he was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital and he arrived in a critical condition.