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A motorbike rider is being treated for two broken legs after a three bike crash at Middleton-in-Teesdale in County Durham.
It happened on Sunday (July 17).
A 62-year-old man was thrown from his bike and suffered serious injuries.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called at around 1:40pm.
The man received one unit of blood and strong pain relief before he was flown to James Cook University Hospital.
Two other people suffered minor injuries in the incident.
A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after falling in Sunderland.
The 26-year-old was anaesthetised by paramedics after the incident at around 4:25pm on July 1. He was then taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
A woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling 30 feet from a waterfall near Bellingham, Northumberland, whilst out walking.
The woman suffered serious head and neck injuries.
The Great North Air Ambulance, aided by police, the Mountain Rescue Service and a Bellingham Community Responder, was able to transfer the patient to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in 15 minutes.
The patient's condition is said to be stable.
A 21-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital from Durham with serious neck injuries.
Police were called to a house on Margery Lane in Durham City at about 9.30am to attend to the casualty.
He has been taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough by air ambulance.
A cordon is in place at the property to allow for the police investigation.
At this stage police are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.
In the last year, 9 lives have been saved after blood was carried on Great North Air Ambulance helicopters and given to injured people at the scene of accidents. 36 people were treated between January 2015 and 2016. Dr Rachel Hawes, who works with the service, says it was inspired by her time as an army reservist in Afghanistan.
9 lives were saved in the North East last year, under a pioneering scheme to give blood transfusions to critically injured patients before they're transported to hospital. Bags of blood have been kept on Great North Air Ambulance helicopters, since January 2015, allowing more specialist procedures to be performed at the scene of accidents. They're transported to air bases, on motorbikes, by the charity Blood Bikes.
To mark a first successful year, a celebration was held at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. One Northumberland man, whose life was saved by the procedure after a cycling accident, says it's a vital service:
Police have been attending a serious incident on Flatts Lane, Normanby, this evening. The Great North Air Ambulance has also been on the scene.
The road is closed and is expected to remain cordoned off for some time.
Flatts Lane, Normanby - Road closed near to the Banksfield Road junction. Serious police incident. Likely to remain closed for sometime.
The Great North Air Ambulance were called to a 9-year-old boy who had been knocked over by a car in Stakeford, Northumberland, at 3pm.
He received no life-threatening injuries but was treated for head and limb injuries. He was then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
A business is appealing for pilots to depart for NCL for a 24 hour 'Flyathon'.
The Flight Sim Centre, which is based by Newcastle Airport, is staging the event on October 24 - 25 to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.
It is being held in their Boeing 737 simulator, where the pilots and the public can donate to 'fly' for an hour or more.
Similar events around the world have proved very popular and generated thousands of pounds for their respective charities