Witness appeal after four hurt in Northumberland crash

Witnesses are being sought after a car crash in north Northumberland left four people hurt, one of them critically.

The collision happened on Sunday at Hawkhill, on the A1068 coast road between Alnwick and Lesbury, and involved a Honda Civic and a Renault Clio.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene at 7.55pm and took a badly-injured 21-year-old male passenger from the Civic to Wansbeck General Hospital. He is still in a critical but stable condition.

The driver of the Clio, a 23-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with back and arm injuries, while her passenger suffered minor injuries.

A 21-year-old man who was behind the wheel of the Civic, also suffered minor injuries. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The road was closed for around four hours to allow for collision investigation to take place.

Roads Policing Sgt Jason Ryder said: “The Civic was travelling from Warkworth towards Alnwick when the collision happened and inquiries to establish how the collision occurred are ongoing.

“We are appealing for anyone who was on the road around the time of the collision and who saw what happened to contact us with any information.

“We believe there was a dark coloured car in convoy with the Civic shortly before the collision and they may have seen what happened.

“We are in the process of identifying the driver and I’d urge them, or anyone who was there at the time of the crash, to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.