Tyne & Wear

Woman, 84, dies in Northumberland A1 'wrong way' crash

A woman died after the car she was driving collided with several others while travelling the wrong way on the A1 in Northumberland, police said.

A spokesman said the car was travelling southbound on the northbound carriageway on Saturday and ended up smashing into the central reservation.

Two people in another vehicle involved in the crash suffered serious injuries and are in hospital.

The dead woman, aged 84, has not yet been named.

The police spokesman said: "A 51-year-old man from another vehicle involved in the crash was airlifted to hospital for treatment to chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries. He remains in hospital in a serious condition.

"A 52-year-old woman passenger in the same car was also taken hospital in Newcastle, with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

"Several other vehicles were also struck by the car travelling in the wrong direction. However, these resulted in minor injuries and damage only."

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