Cumbria

Polish driver held over crash on A66 in Cumbria

A Polish lorry driver has been arrested over a five-vehicle crash on the A66 in Cumbria, which injured several people.

The incident led to a stretch of the road near the Sandford junction being closed for four hours early on Friday.

Police said a Volvo articulated lorry collided with car transporter, before hitting a Fiat Doblo, a Mercedes Sprinter van and a Vauxhall Insignia.

A spokesman said the Polish driver of the Volvo, 49, had been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The male driver of the Fiat received serious injuries and was taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The spokesman said there were a number of other injuries, none of them life-threatening.

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