Collision in Bedlington

20 Apr 2017 10:36 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a one vehicle collision in Bedlington.

Officers received a call at 4.42am on Thursday, April 20, that a car travelling on the A193 had left the road on Attlee Bank in Northumberland.

Emergency services attended and found the vehicle a Renault Megane, had for reasons yet to be established, gone through a barrier and down an embankment and entered the river approximately 50 feet below.

The car contained an 18-year-old male driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, who was rescued from the vehicle by emergency services. He was taken to NSEC Hospital at Cramlington with injuries, his condition is described as stable.

The A193 road was closed to enable the casualty to be dealt with and the vehicle removed, and was re-opened by 9.30am.

It is believed that the collision occurred sometime before the incident was reported to police and officers want to hear from anyone who was on that stretch of road from midnight onwards who may have witnessed the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses anyone with information is asked to contact Motor Patrols on 101 quoting reference 111 of 20/04/17.