Teenager airlifted to hospital after Haydon Bridge crash

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One of the Great North Air Ambulance Service helicopters. Photo: K3916101
One of the Great North Air Ambulance Service helicopters. Photo: K3916101

A TEENAGER was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash on the A69 at Haydon Bridge.

Officials from the Great North Air Ambulance Service say a paramedic and doctor team were called to the scene, on the eastbound Haydon Bridge bypass, at 7.15pm to treat a 17-year-old man who had been injured in a two-car crash.

Police, fire firefighters and the ambulance service also attended and he was placed in an induced coma after being found with head, chest and leg injuries.

He was flown to Newcastle's RVI and police say his condition is critical but stable.

A second man was taken to the Northumbria Hospital in Cramlington with a chest injury and is in a stable condition.

The bypass was closed in both directions for six hours while emergency services cleared the scene. Traffic was diverted through the village.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around the incident."

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