Three people have been hospitalised after a crash on a major road in Cumbria.

The incident took place on A591 at around 8.40pm on Sunday (November 28).

It happened between Crosthwaite Roundabout and The Castle Inn hotel and the road was closed for hours as emergency services rushed to the scene.

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Alongside Cumbria Police, North West Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, two emergency doctors and a response vehicle to the scene.

Three patients were treated before being taken to hospital.

The road has now reopened but remained close for several hours last night.

Details on the condition of the patients are not yet known.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: "We responded to a road traffic collision following a call at 20.42 and treated three patients before taking them to hospital.

"Three ambulances, two emergency doctors and a response vehicle all attended the scene."

At the time of the incident, Cumbria Police said: "Cumbria Police along with other agencies are currently dealing with a serious RTC on the A591 between Crosthwaite Roundabout and The Castle Inn hotel.

"The road will remain closed for several hours. Please avoid the area at this time."

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