Pensioner dies after two-car collision on Northumberland road

A 73-year-old man has died after two cars were involved in a head-on crash on a rural Northumberland road earlier today.

By Fiona Thompson
Saturday, 17th July 2021, 6:01 pm

Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage which could help with investigations into the crash, which has claimed the life of the driver.

At about 12.15pm today, Saturday, July 17, officers received a report of a two vehicle collision on the B1342 around four miles east of Belford, near to the hamlet of Elwick.

Emergency services were immediately deployed to the location, which is around six miles north of Bamburgh.

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Northumbria Police want to hear from anyone who saw the collision or may have captured footage of it on their dashcam.

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It was reported that a black Lexus-CT had been travelling eastbound before colliding with a red Nissan Juke, which had been travelling in the opposite direction.

The occupants of the Lexus-CT were not seriously injured, but the driver of the Juke was seriously injured in the incident.

The 73-year-old man was taken to hospital but has sadly died.

Specialist officers from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department have informed his family are offering them all the support they can at this time.

Inquiries into the circumstances around the collision are ongoing but police are now asking for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

Inspector Pinner Rana said: “This collision has taken place in quite a rural area but we know there were a number of cars on the road at the time.

“We need to speak to anyone who saw the collision and would ask anyone who was in the area and has a dash-cam to review their footage to see if they captured the incident.

“This is a devastating time for the family of the man who has sadly lost his life and we will continue to offer them all the support they need at this time.”

Anyone who may be able to assist police is asked to report it online through the Northumbria Police website, or by calling 101, and quoting reference NP-20210717-0452.

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