Man seriously injured in collision near Ashington

Witnesses are being sought after a man was seriously injured in a collision near Ashington.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 2:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 2:52 pm

Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after the collision in North Seaton at around 2am on Wednesday, May 26.

Emergency services were called after a Range Rover travelling north on the A189 Spine Road when it collided with the central reservation just before the North Seaton roundabout, for reasons yet to be established.

Officers and emergency services attended and the driver, a 71-year-old male, was taken to hospital where he remains with life-threatening injuries.

An investigation into the incident has been launched and Sergeant Craig Bartle from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department is now asking for any witnesses to come forward.

He said: “This was a very serious collision which has left a man fighting for his life.

“Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is ongoing and we are keen to hear from anyone who can help us build up a clear picture of the moments which led up to this incident.

“If you were travelling on the A189 Spine Road at that time and saw a Grey Range Rover travelling towards North Seaton, please get in touch with us.

"We are especially interested in hearing from any motorists that may have dash-cam footage.”

The road was closed for a few hours while investigations took place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or using the Tell us Something page on the police’s website https://beta.northumbria.police.uk/ quoting log 78 260521.