Officers investigating a road traffic collision on the Spine Road in Cramlington yesterday (Monday) are appealing for information.
At about 9.29am, Northumbria Police received a report of a three-vehicle collision on the A189 southbound, prior to the junction for the B1326.
A silver Skoda, black Kia and a grey Vauxhall were involved. One passenger, a 76-year-old local woman, remains in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
No-one else was seriously injured.
The road was closed for around four hours as emergency services attended and the vehicles were recovered.
Now officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dash cam footage, to get in touch to assist with their inquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 – quoting reference 0203 of 30/04/18 – or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.