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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Air ambulances called to A66 crash near Keswick

Two air ambulances were called to the A66 at Portinscale near Keswick this afternoon after a crash involving two cyclists.

One elderly man suffered head injuries and another suffered a fractured hip in the accident at about 4pm.

An ambulance service spokesman said one of the men was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle while the other was flown to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

A spokesman for Cumbria police said the men were both 73.

One was from Keswick and the other from Whitehaven, she added.

The accident happened at the junction for Portinscale.

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