Pensioner dies following car crash on A596 bypass
- 5 April 2013
- From the section Cumbria
A man in his 80s has died after a crash on the A596 in Cumbria.
He was driving a Ford Fiesta which collided with a Volvo heavy goods vehicle on the A596 bypass between Thursby and Wigton at about 10:45 BST.
The man, believed to be from Thursby, was airlifted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary with serious head injuries where he later died.
The driver of the heavy goods vehicle, a man aged in his 60s from Silloth, was uninjured.
Cumbria Police are now working to formally identify the driver of the Fiesta and inform his immediate family.