Man airlifted to hospital after road traffic accident

A busy a road was closed to allow an air ambulance to land following a road traffic accident involving a Vauxhall Corsa and a Mercedes. The accident happened at around 1pm and resulted in both drivers being injured, one needing to be cut free from his vehicle.

4 emergency services attended the incident including the Police, fire brigade, road ambulances and the Great North Air Ambulance. The Police are yet to establish what caused the accident but closed the road for several hours after the collision to investigate the accident.

The driver of the Corsa was reported to have sustained serious injuries in the accident and was airlifted to the nearest trauma unit. The driver of the Mercedes was not seriously hurt but was taken to hospital for treatment.

A spokesperson for Fire services told the local press that three appliances were at the crash, and had freed one casualty from a vehicle who was being treated by medical staff.

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