Car plummets 130ft in Lake District crash as ice causes chaos on Cumbria's roads
A MAN has escaped serious injury after his car lost control on an icy Lake District pass, rolling nearly 40 metres - 130 feet - down a bank into a beck.
Emergency services - police, firefighters, paramedics - as well as the Great North Air Ambulance Service and members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were involved in the operation to rescue the man today.
It was one of a large number of incidents and crashes that have caused problems across Cumbria today amid continued icy and cold conditions.
A statement by the west Cumbrian mountain rescue team, on social media, said: "We’ve just... read more
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