POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an 89-year-old woman was seriously injured after her car hit a tree on the A68.

The emergency services were called to the one-vehicle crash on the Broomhaugh roundabout near Riding Mill at 12.10pm on Wednesday.  

The woman, who was the driver of the silver Mazda 2 and the only occupant of the vehicle, was taken to the RVI after fire crews had to remove the car doors to free her.

The road reopened at 4.30pm.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police on 101 quoting log 423 of 18/09/19.