Driver airlifted to hospital
Published at 12:28, Thursday, 07 February 2013
A DRIVER was airlifted to hospital on yesterday morning following a crash on the road between Ovingham and Wylam.
Police and the fire brigade were called at around 8am when a Vauxhall Astra and Mitsubishi pick up truck collided on Ovingham Road.
The male driver of the Astra was flown to Newcastle’s RVI for treatment by the Great North Air Ambulance after suffering back pain.
The road was closed between Woodcroft Road in Wylam and Piper Road, in Ovingham, while the vehicles were recovered and oil which spilled on to the road surface was washed off.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.