Fatal collision on the A1 in Northumberland

09 Apr 2017 07:52 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A1 in Northumberland involving two vehicles.

It happened at 9.57pm on Saturday, April 8, at Newton on the Moor. It involved two vehicles a Ford Transit Van and a Subaru Impreza.

The Ford Transit Van had exited from the junction from Swarland and was heading south onto the A1 in the northbound lane. The Subaru Impreza was travelling northbound when the two vehicle collided head on. The Subaru male driver sadly died at the scene, his relatives are still being informed.

The driver of the Ford Transit, a 24 year-old man, sustained a serious leg injury and was taken to the RVI. The passenger in the van, a 24-year-old woman, is believed to be suffering from minor injuries and was taken to NSEC Hospital in Cramlington. Both casualties remain in hospital receiving treatment.

The A1 remains closed northbound between Acklington and Guyzance to facilitate the scene investigation and it will reopen by approximately 10am today

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone with information is asked to contact Motor Patrols on 101 and quote reference 1167 of 08/04/17.