Three hurt in spate of accidents

A 47-YEAR-OLD woman was airlifted to hospital following a crash on the A1 on Monday.

The woman was a passenger in one of two vehicles involved in the accident, which happened near the Holy Island junction around 5pm.

She was taken to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance but her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

A police spokesman said: “At 5.09pm on Monday, police received a report of a two-car crash on the A1 near to the Holy Island turn-off. The vehicles involved were an Audi A6 and a Vauxhall Corsa. A female passenger was taken to hospital for treatment.”

Casualties were airlifted to hospital on Saturday after two separate incidents.

At around 3pm, the air ambulance was called to Kielder to help paramedics with a cyclist with spinal injuries.

Assisted by the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and a rapid response team, the 50-year-old man was flown to Newcastle RVI with serious injuries.

At around 5pm, Howick Coastguard team was scrambled after a 67-year-old woman injured her ankle.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer took the casualty to Wansbeck General Hospital.

The air ambulance was called to help with the incident but the woman was in an area below the high tide level.

This meant that the aircraft, which is smaller than a Sea King, was unable to land due to regulations.