A 58-YEAR-OLD woman was airlifted to hospital with whiplash injuries after a crash between a car and an articulated lorry in west Northumberland.
The A69 at Haydon Bridge was closed for three hours in both directions after the collision at the junction with the A686.
The injured woman, from Ambleside in Cumbria, was a rear-seat passenger in the Skoda Fabia. She was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by an air ambulance from Cumbria.
Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The 27-year-old female driver and a 22-year-old male front-seat passenger suffered minor injuries and were also taken to the RVI, but by road. Medics and emergency crews from Newcastle were called out as Hexham crews were involved with a motorcycle accident on the A68 at Wark which had happened 20 minutes earlier.
In that incident, Insp Dave Thornhill of Hexham Police said, a 42-year-old man from Fife, Scotland, lost control of his bike and sustained minor arm and hand injuries.
“The two incidents happened close together and therefore Newcastle crews came out to the Haydon Bridge accident,” Insp Thornhill said.
“The articulated lorry, which was from Cheshire, was westbound on the A69 when the Skoda came off the A686.
“The lorry driver was unhurt and the road was closed in both directions for about three hours.
“Traffic was diverted through Haydon Bridge village – there were no major build-ups.”