Two taken to hospital with 'serious injuries' after three-vehicle collision at Haydon Bridge

Two people have been taken to hospital after a three-vehicle collision in Northumberland on Wednesday, October 9.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 2:47 pm
The road was closed for a number of hours.

Northumbria Police received a report of a collision on West Road, Haydon Bridge at 7.25am.

Officers attended the scene to find that three vehicles had been involved in a collision, and the force confirmed that two people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Recovery work on the road led to the route being closed for a number of hours.

Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service confirmed its attendance at the scene on its Twitter account.

Crews left the scene at around 11am, while Highways England confirmed at 10.50am that the road had re-opened to motorists.

Following the collision, drivers were advised to follow a local diversion, which was between A6079 at Acomb to B630 at Greenhead.

Eastbound traffic were instructed to follow solid square signage, while westbound traffic followed a solid triangle.