Two people remain seriously injured in hospital after HGV and 4 vehicles in A1 crash

Great North Air Ambulances at scene of A1 crash <i>(Image: GNAAS)</i>
Great North Air Ambulances at scene of A1 crash (Image: GNAAS)

Two people remain in a serious condition in hospital after a crash involving an HGV and four vehicles on the A1 in Northumberland on Monday (August 18).

Officers investigating a serious crash which led to eight people being taken to hospital are appealing for information – and for witnesses to come forward.

At 12.30pm yesterday (Monday), police received a report of a multi-vehicle road traffic collision on the A1 southbound near Stannington.

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It was reported that a HGV was travelling on the A1 when – for reasons to be established – it collided with four other vehicles.

Emergency services attended the scene and eight people were taken to hospital. Six have since been discharged with minor injuries.

Two people remain in hospital with serious injuries and their conditions are described as stable.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has been released on police bail as enquires continue."

The road remained closed for the remainder of the day and fully re-opened just after midnight today (Tuesday).

An investigation has been launched by the force’s motor patrols team to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision – and officers are appealing to the public for information.

Sergeant Steve Armstrong of Northumbria Police said: “This collision has left two people in hospital with serious injuries, and we are determined to fully understand what has happened.

“A number of enquiries have been ongoing – but today we would also urge any further witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to get in touch with us.

“While our investigation is at an early stage, we are also appealing for any key witnesses to come forward – particularly those driving on the A1 north or southbound near Stannington at the time this collision occurred.

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“Your information could prove key to the investigation – so I would encourage anyone who thinks they can help to contact us as soon as possible.”

Officers are especially interested in hearing from anyone who was travelling in the area at the time and may have dashcam or CCTV footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website, or call 101, quoting log number NP-20230918-0407.