Man airlifted to hospital after crash closes A167 near Darlington


A Darlington man was airlifted to hospital after two cars collided on the A167 near Darlington today (Wed 4). Medics from the Great North Air Ambulance Service were called to the 45-year-old man’s aid, after he sustained serious head and chest injuries and was initially trapped in his vehicle.  After being freed, he was treated at the scene before being flown for further treatment at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

A Darlington man was airlifted to hospital after two cars collided on the A167 near Darlington today (Wed 4).

Medics from the Great North Air Ambulance Service were called to the 45-year-old man’s aid, after he sustained serious head and chest injuries and was initially trapped in his vehicle. 

After being freed, he was treated at the scene before being flown for further treatment at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. The flight took just five minutes. 

A GNAAS spoksesperson said: “Police, fire and ambulance service staff were all also involved in the rescue and it was another great example of everyone working together for the good of a patient.”

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