Preston man fighting for life after van and truck crash in Lake District

A man from Preston is fighting for his life after a crash in the Lake District.

By Matthew Calderbank
Friday, 24th May 2019, 3:28 pm
Updated Friday, 24th May 2019, 4:28 pm
A 33-year-old man from Preston remains in a critical condition following a crash in the Lake District on Thursday, May 23.
A 33-year-old man from Preston remains in a critical condition following a crash in the Lake District on Thursday, May 23.

The 33-year-old, who has not been named, was seriously injured after he was involved in a collision on the A590 in Cumbria yesterday (Thursday, May 23).

The crash happened at around 9.50am, between the villages of Greenodd and Haverthwaite, near Ulverston.

The man had been driving a Mercedes Sprinter van when he was involved in a collision with a truck on the trunk road linking Ulverston with Barrow-in-Furness.

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A 33-year-old man from Preston remains in a critical condition following a crash in the Lake District on Thursday, May 23.

The man was airlifted to Preston Royal Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: "A man remains in a critical condition following the collision that occurred on the A590 yesterday (May 23) at about 9.50am, between Greenodd and Haverthwaite."The driver of the Mercedes Sprinter, a 33-year-old man from Preston, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance where he remains in a critical condition.

"The driver's family are aware."The driver of the truck, a 48-year-old man from Yorkshire, was uninjured."Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

If you have any information or dash cam footage, please call PC Simon Eyre on 101.