Man in critical condition after car collides with lorry in Northumberland

The incident happened near the Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate yesterday

A man has been left in a critical condition after a serious Northumberland collision.

Police were alerted that a car had collided with a heavy goods vehicle shortly after 1:55 pm on Tuesday, July 5 near the Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate on the A659.

Officers attended the scene and assisted paramedics and a crew from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, who were also in attendance.

The driver of the car – a man in his 50s - was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

The driver of the heavy goods vehicle was uninjured but left shaken by the incident. He is continuing to assist officers.

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An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision has been launched by officers from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, and they are today appealing for anybody with information to come forward.

Sergeant Steve Armstrong, of Northumbria Police, said: “This was a serious collision which has left a man with serious injuries and our thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this distressing time.

The incident happened near the Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate on the A659 (Image: Google Streetview)

“I would like to thank our officers and all blue-light partners who were on the scene so quickly and worked together to care for the man and ensure he got to hospital as soon as possible.

“We are working hard to establish what happened in the moments leading up to the collision and are asking for any witnesses to get in touch and help us build a clear picture of what has happened.

“If you were in the area and have any dashcam footage, or saw what happened, we’d ask you to get in touch with us as soon as you can. Your information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, could prove the key to our investigation.”

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Anyone with information is asked to get in touch using the Tell us Something Page on the police website, quoting log NP-20220705-0499.