A COCKERMOUTH man who was airlifted to hospital remains in a serious but stable condition following a two-car crash.

The 28-year-old man, who was driving a Volkswagen Polo, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital in Preston while another man and woman suffered minor injuries after the crash in west Cumbria.

Three people were cut from their cars and rushed to hospital after a incident on the A5086 - which happened just before 5.30pm on Friday, July 5, between Cockermouth and Rowrah.

A spokesman for Great North Air Ambulance said: "We attended an incident after reports of a road traffic collision.

"We airlifted a patient to the major trauma centre in Preston."

The driver of the other car, a Ford, was a 58-year-old woman from Hempstead, who suffered minor injuries.

A 58-year-old man - who was a passenger in the Ford - suffered minor injuries.

Fire crews from Cockermouth, Frizington and Whitehaven used hydraulic and Holmatro rescue equipment to free the casualties.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service were at the scene for two hours and 15 minutes.