In an accident involving an HGV and a car near Prudhoe, the driver was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries – The police are investigating an accident that happened near the Low Prudhoe Industrial estate in Prudhoe a town in south Northumberland, England. The collision involved a Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and a car. The identities of the Heavy goods vehicle driver and the car driver were not identified. Also, the car involved in the accident together with the heavy goods vehicle was not stated by the authorities.
According to chroniclelive.co.uk, around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the police received the information about the accident that happened on the A695 and were called to report the incident. The informant was not identified by the officials. Near the Low Prudhoe Industrial estate, the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), Northumberland Fire and Rescue, and the Great North Air Ambulance have all been sent over to the scene of the incident. It was stated by the Northumbria Police spokeswoman that “Diversions are in place from the McDonald’s roundabout and the junction with Prudhoe Golf Course, and the road is expected to remain closed for several hours and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.”
There are detours in place from the intersection of Prudhoe Golf Course and the McDonald’s roundabout where the accident took place. The region was to be avoided by the drivers at the time of the investigation which is still ongoing. The male driver of the car has sustained life-threatening injuries and the road as stated by the police is still closed while emergency personnel is still on the scene of the accident. The unidentified victim was transported to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by road.
A double-crewed ambulance with a specialist paramedic, one vehicle from our Hazardous Area Response Team, a clinical team leader, and support from the Great North Air Ambulance were all sent to the scene. During the moment the victim was transported, there was a doctor on board with him. The driver of the Heavy goods vehicle was not identified and his condition was also not stated by the authorities. The accident was also not reported to be a hit-and-run two-vehicle accident.
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