UK News

Driver airlifted to hospital after serious crash on the A689 in County Durham UK News

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a serious crash in County Durham.

At around 9.45am on Saturday, emergency services were called to report a collision on the A689 between Stanhope and Alston.

It is understood that the incident was an accident involving a vehicle with a car that hit a tree.

Go here for the latest live traffic and travel news and updates from the North East

Officers closed the road for several hours while County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, North Eastern Ambulance Service and Great North Air Ambulance attended to the incident.

A community paramedic was first on the scene of the collision and was supported by an air ambulance crew.

A man, who was driving the vehicle, was treated at the scene of the accident before being airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

The extent of his injuries is currently unknown.

The road remained closed while a salvage operation took place and for Durham County Council officers to deal with oil and fuel on the road.

Durham Constabulary confirmed the road reopened around 12.22pm.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.43am this morning to a road accident between a car and a tree.

“A community paramedic was first on the scene and was supported by the air ambulance, which transported a patient to the IVR.”

For the latest County Durham news straight to your inbox every day, go here to sign up for our free newsletter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *