A DELIVERY driver has lost his fight for life after a crash on the A590 near Greenodd.

Ali Mohammed Khawaja died in hospital on Saturday, two days after the collision between a Mercedes Sprinter and a truck at Bouth Lane End between Greenodd and Haverthwaite.

Four fire engines, paramedics, an air ambulance and police were called to deal with the crash.

Firefighters used cutting equipment to release a man from one of the vehicles and he was flown to Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance.

The driver is understood to have suffered a cardiac arrest at the roadside after his vehicle left the road and ended up in a ditch.

Mr Khawaja, 33 and from the Preston area, had been airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital following the collision.

The driver of the truck was uninjured in the crash.

Barrow Fire Station manager Roger Exley said on Thursday: “A male was extricated from a vehicle which had gone off the road by firefighters and paramedics. “He was then airlifted to hospital by air ambulance.”

A spokeswoman from the North West Ambulance Service said: “We were alerted at 9.54am and attended with the air ambulance and land ambulance.

“The patient was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital following major trauma injuries. He was in critical condition.”

Mr Khawaja's colleague and fellow DPD driver Rick Gwilliam, who owns Little Subs in Barrow, said he was “devastated” at the news and has spoken to the driver’s family.

“A top bloke, and we at DPD will miss you dearly, we are all devastated and our thought are with your family and friends,” Mr Gwilliam said.

Mr Gwilliam added that the driver’s family had been comforted by the messages of support and condolences from the Barrow area.