Two aircraft called to scene of road collision


Two of the Great North Air Ambulance Service aircraft were called to a serious road traffic collision on the A697 in Powburn, Northumberland, yesterday (Wed 3rd).  The Guardian of the North airlifted a 63-year-old man who was the driver of one of the vehicles involved.

Two of the Great North Air Ambulance Service aircraft were called to a serious road traffic collision on the A697 in Powburn, Northumberland, yesterday (Wed 3rd). 

The Guardian of the North airlifted a 63-year-old man who was the driver of one of the vehicles involved. He was extricated from the vehicle by Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and North East Ambulance Service paramedics, before being treated by the doctor-led trauma team for life-threatening leg and pelvis injuries. The flight to Newcastle’s RVI took 14 minutes. 

Sadly, the driver of the second vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with the patient’s family. 

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