Tyne & Wear

Aviation fuel leak as military vehicle overturns on A68

A main road was closed after a military vehicle containing aviation fuel overturned in Northumberland.

A section of the A68 near Swinburne Quarry, Hexham, was closed on Monday evening and was still closed on Tuesday after some fuel leaked.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash at 1800 BST. It is not known why the vehicle overturned.

The driver was airlifted to Newcastle General Hospital where his condition was serious but not life-threatening.

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