CRASH UPDATE: A1 in Northumberland reopens after serious accident

Latest news from Northumbria Police.
Latest news from Northumbria Police.

The A1 at Belford, Northumberland, has reopened after being closed for more than five hours following a serious crash this afternoon.

Police shut the road in both directions after the severe collision between a lorry and a car just before 4.30pm on the A1 northbound, near Belford services.

The accident happened in the section of Belford bypass between the B1342 junction and the Cragmill Road junction and caused congestion in the area.

It was the latest in a spate of horrific crashes on the A1 since the turn of the year. A pensioner was killed and another remains in a serious condition in hospital after a two-vehicle collision on the A1 in Northumberland on Sunday.

A 44-year-old man died after a crash between a van and a car in the single-carriageway of the A1 between the B6347 South Charlton junction and the A1068 Alnwick junction on February 6.

And on January 14, a motorist was left in a critical condition by a two-vehicle crash on the A1 near Berwick. It happened on the A1 single-carriageway close to the A1167 roundabout at North Road in Berwick – near to Ramparts Business Park. A Great North Air Ambulance doctor anaesthetised the patient on the roadside and also administered blood, the first time the treatment had been used outside a hospital in the north. Blood on Board, the new service which carries blood on the air ambulances, was only launched the day before.