Cumbria

Man charged over Cumbria M6 junction horses collision

The scene of the crash off the M6
Image caption The collision happened at a junction between the sliproad and another road

A man has been charged with drink-driving after a collision in which two horses died and their riders were injured near a slip road off the M6.

The collision happened where the slip road joined another road off junction 39, near Shap, at 1815 BST on Friday.

A male rider in his 60s suffered a minor head injury and serious chest and leg injuries. A woman in her 50s suffered minor knee injuries.

A 70-year-old man from the Wigan area has been charged.

He was also been charged with driving without due care and attention and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

He is due to appear before Carlisle magistrates on 18 July.

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