Elderly people cut from vehicle after crash in Northumberland

Police news.
Police news.

Emergency services were called to two crashes in north Northumberland today, which happened just hours apart.

The first incident, involving one vehicle, occurred in Embleton at around 4.15pm. A Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) spokeswoman said that two elderly people had to be cut from the vehicle. A fire engine from Seahouses and two from Alnwick attended the scene. A spokesman for Northumbria Police said he had unconfirmed reports that the vehicle had flipped onto its roof and told the Gazette that the casualties had been taken to hospital with injuries described as not serious.

The second incident happened on the A697, just south of the New Moor House crossroads. It occurred at around 6.05pm and involved two vehicles. One fire engine from Rothbury and two from Alnwick were called to the scene and the NFRS spokeswoman said that one casualty was attended to by paramedics.