POLICE are asking for public help with an investigation after a collision on the A69 near Haydon Bridge.

Around 7 pm, last night emergency services were alerted to an incident between a Vauxhall Corsa and a Red Range Rover Evoque.

When the services arrived, passengers were medically and physically trapped and had to be cut out of the vehicle.

A 31-year-old female driver of the Corsa was taken to hospital with significant life-threatening injuries. A 38-year-old female passenger sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries, and a seven-year-old boy, who was also inside the car also sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the Range Rover, a 56-year-old man, sustained minor injuries.

The road was shut for eight hours before opening the next day. Now police are hoping for public help to find out what happened.

A force spokesperson said: "We're now asking anyone with information, especially dash cam footage, to get in touch.

"We wish everyone a full recovery and will continue to support those injured in any way we can at this time.

"A number of motorists who saw what happened pulled over at the scene and spoke to us but we believe there are others who haven’t come forward yet.

"If you can help please contact police by calling 101 or using the ‘Tell us Something’ page on the Northumbria Police website quoting log NP-20231112-0901."

A spokesperson from NFRS adds: "

"We recieved a call around 19:11 of an RTC.

"Two casualties were medically and physically trapped, and Holmatro Cutters and spreaders were used by crews.

"4 crews were sent, 1 from Allendale, 1 from Haltwhistle, and 2 from Hexham