Two-vehicle RTC in snow and ice on Kirkstone Pass

Sunday 15/12/2019 10:57

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police to assist with the extraction of a gentleman who was stuck in his vehicle after a two car crash on the northerly decent of Kirkstone Pass.

The Team arrived on scene alongside the Air Ambulance, the Fire Brigade and North West Ambulance service and a multi-agency operation to remove the man took place. He was stretchered to a waiting land ambulance for onward transportation to The Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The occupants of the other vehicle involved were uninjured so they were taken by the Team to a place of safety.

The Kirkstone Pass road was littered with vehicles and the Team had to suggest to many motorists heading over the pass that they really should turn around and make a route diversion to their intended destination.

The rescue lasted three hours and involved 19 Patterdale Team volunteers.