A MOTORIST was flown to hospital in a critical condition after a one-car crash on the A590.

Emergency services including police, paramedics, and the air ambulance were called to the westbound dual carriageway at 4.53pm on Thursday afternoon.

Eye-witnesses reported seeing a grey Ford Focus pulled over close to the central reservation just before the entry sliproad from the A6.

The driver, a 61-year-old man from Grange, was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle by the Great North Air Ambulance.

Police said yesterday that he remained in hospital in a critical condition.

A spokesman said: "Police were called to the A590 at Levens at 4.53pm yesterday (June 13) following a report of a one-car collision.

"The collision involved a Ford Focus, driven by a man, 61, of Grange-over-Sands.

"He was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle where he was today in a critical condition."

One eye-witness who saw the aftermath said six police vehicles, one ambulance, two doctors' cars and the air ambulance were at the scene. The road was blocked for around two and-a-half hours.