Press Release 17th March 2018

A BEEP Fund Dr. was called to a multiple RTC on the A66 near Warcop at about 16.00 on Saturday 17th March; on arrival there were approximately 6-10 vehicles including HGV's that had collided with each other in atrocious weather conditions of ice/snow & wind, completely blocking the road. While treating the three/four casualties (who were all suffering relatively minor injuries) along with an NWAS paramedic, reports were coming in of another RTC further along the A66 near Stainmore Cafe. The BEEP Dr then drove further on to this RTC & managed to reach the scene of this second RTC using the BEEP Fund four wheel drive vehicle in deep snow & even worse weather conditions, including near white-out, driving snow, ice & temperatures well below freezing. There were another 10-15 vehicles involved in this RTC & thankfully only two casualties with minor injuries. These two were treated by the BEEP Fund Dr in their own cars until an ambulance arrived from Barnard Castle & which then transported them down to Brough to liaise with an NWAS ambulance for onward transport to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.