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

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


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).

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 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.

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.