A69 reopens overnight 11 hours after serious crash involving a car and lorry

The A69 was closed for 11 hours after a lorry overturned in a crash with a car near Bardon Mill. Emergency services were called to the crash on a stretch of the A69 just after 2pm on Tuesday. Police swiftly closed the road in both directions causing major disruption to traffic heading between Carlisle and Newcastle – but it has reopened overnight.

One woman had to be cut free from her car by firefighters after becoming trapped.

Heavy traffic on the A69 in Hexham after a serious rtc on the A69 in Bardon Mill, Northumberland

After being released she was treated at the scene by paramedics before being airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary with serious injuries. In an update on Tuesday night, the woman was stable in hospital and was not believed to have sustained any life threatening injuries. A man who was taken to hospital by ambulance was kept in overnight for observations.

A complex recovery operation had to take place on Wednesday afternoon and into the night to clear the lorry which had overturned. Part of the crash barrier also had to be removed as part of the recovery process. When the vehicles and debris were finally cleared, the road was reopened just before 1am on Wednesday morning.

Traffic had been diverted via Wall and Acomb in both directions as emergency services were dealing with the collision.

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 2.10pm yesterday, police received a report of a collision between a car and a lorry on the A69 near Bardon Mill. “A female occupant of the car was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. “The road was closed in both directions whilst emergency services worked however, was fully reopened around 12.50am today.

“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the incident.

“Anyone with any information that could assist officers with inquiries, or has dashcam footage of the collision, is asked to contact police via 101 using reference number 506 09/07/19.”

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