An 11-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after the car he was in ended up on a railway line.
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An 11-year-old-boy remians in a critical condition this evening after the car he was in crashed onto the Carlisle to Newcastle railway next to the A69.
It happened on Wednesday evening, December 5, between Greenhead and Haltwhistle in Northumberland.
The car was then hit by a freight train.
The boy was airlifted to hospital in Newcastle. A woman and a teenage boy who were also in the car suffered minor injuries.
Police are appealing for information about a crash that happened on the A69 in Northumberland yesterday (December 5th).
The incident happened between Greenhead and Haltwhistle when for reasons yet to be established, a black Range Rover left the road and crashed onto the railway line where it collided with a train.
An 11-year-old boy was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by air ambulance and his condition is described as critical.
Police are appealing for anyone who was on the A69 at the time of the crash to contact them on 101.
– Chief Inspector Peter Reeve
"We are appealing for anyone who was on the A69 in the Greenhead area at about 4.30pm yesterday to contact us.
Even if they didn't witness the collision, they may have useful information that could help with the investigation."
An 11 year old boy has been airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries following a collision on the A69 between Greenhead and Haltwhistle. A Range Rover left the road and crashed onto the railway line. It received a glancing blow from a passing freight train.
The train stopped further down the line and there are no reported injuries from those on board the train. Police believe there was a second car involved and they are treating it as a crime scene.
Northumbria Police have just confirmed a collision on the A69 between Greenhead and Haltwhistle.
A car has crashed onto the railway line and police say it may have received a glancing blow from a passing train.
The train stopped further down the line and does not appear to have suffered significant damage. No one on board appears to have been injured.
Police and the ambulance service are dealing with one casualty from the car.
Eastbound traffic is being diverted off the A69 at Greenhead onto B6318 (known as Military Road).
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