Men airlifted to hospital after A66 crash

Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017

TWO men were airlifted to hospital following a crash which closed the A66 between Kirkby Thore and Appleby for over six hours.

After emergency services were called at 1-25pm yesterday, the Great North air ambulance sent aircraft from Langwathby and Durham Tees Valley Airport to the two vehicle crash near Kirkby Thore. An aircraft from the North West Air Ambulance Service also attended.

A Great North air ambulance spokesman said: "Our doctor-led teams treated two male patients, one from either car. One was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with chest, abdominal, pelvic and arm injuries. He arrived in a serious but stable condition.

"The other was flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with chest and back injuries."

The road was closed between Kirkby Thore and Appleby in both directions while emergency services dealt with the incident. The road was reopened at about 8pm.