Woman fighting for life after serious crash that closed the A69 for hours

A 31-year-old woman is fighting for her life in hospital following a serious collision in Northumberland[1].

Emergency services were called to a collision between a white Vauxhall Corsa and a Red Range Rover Evoque on the A69, near Haydon Bridge at around 7pm on Sunday. Police and fire crews attended alongside six ambulance crews, one clinical team leader and one doctor before three people were transported to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI).

The 31-year-old woman who was driving the Corsa was taken to hospital with significant life-threatening injuries. A 38-year-old woman who was a passenger sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries and a seven-year-old boy, who was also inside the car, also sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the Range Rover, a 56-year-old man, sustained minor injuries. The road was closed for around eight hours while emergency services were in attendance and an investigation launched into the incident.

Officers from Northumbria Police's Motor Patrols department have carried out a number of inquiries. They are now asking anyone with information, especially dash cam footage, to get in touch.

Sergeant Russ Surrey said: "This is a very serious collision which has left a woman fighting for her life, and we are determined to establish exactly what has happened. We wish her a full recovery and we will continue to support her family, and those injured in any way we can at this time.

"It is vital we establish exactly what has happened in the moments leading up to this collision. A number of motorists who saw what happened, pulled over at the scene and spoke to officers but we believe there will be others who haven't come forward yet.

"We would ask anyone who thinks they have information, especially any dash cam footage from the area to get in touch as it could really help our investigation."

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to a road traffic collision yesterday (12 November) at Hayden Bridge, Hexham, shortly after 7pm. We dispatched six ambulance crews, one clinical team leader and one doctor. Three patients were taken to RVI hospital."

Anyone who may have information which could help which the investigation should contact police by calling 101 or using the ‘Tell us Something’ page on the Northumbria Police[2] website quoting log NP-20231112-0901.


  1. ^ Northumberland (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ Northumbria Police (www.chroniclelive.co.uk)