A MAN was left trapped in his car following a collision with a van on the A590.

Police were called to the scene at Newby Bridge yesterday morning after a white Ford Fiesta and a white Transit van collided near the Shell petrol station.

Fire crews attended the scene following reports a man was trapped inside the vehicle.

Cumbria Police said a man in his 50s came away with minor injuries following the incident.

A spokesman said yesterday: “Officers were called at around 6.11am this morning (27 July) to a two-vehicle road traffic collision, on the A590 in the Newby Bridge area.

“The road was closed and later reopened.”

Fire crews attended the scene at 6.16am to reports of a person trapped inside the vehicle.

Two attending crews released the man from the vehicle at the scene.

Crews were in attendance for one hour and thirty minutes.

The road was left partially blocked following the accident, with drivers warned of delays of around ten minutes.

Station manager, Jamie Coward, was in attendance to the collision.

He said: "A flat bed pick up van impacted the vehicle at speed from behind in front of the filling station at Newby Bridge.

"Crews from Ulverston and Grange attended along with myself, NWAS and the police.

"We were on scene for about an hour and a half where we extracted one man with the assistance of paramedics.

"He was treated by the paramedics and taken to hospital.

"The other driver did not suffer any other injuries.

"Now the lockdown is easing up, we're warning motorists to be extra vigilant as there are more drivers on the road. They should have a raised level of awareness when they're out commuting."