Spennymoor man charged following A1 crash that left motorway closed for several hours

The collision happened on the A1 on Friday 21 January at the Bowburn interchange. Credit: NCJ Media

A man has been charged after a crash which left a woman with serious injuries and resulted in the A1 in County Durham being closed for several hours.

A red Vauxhall Astra crashed through the safety barriers on the flyover at Bowburn Interchange on Friday morning, and landed on its roof in the central reservation of the A1 below.

Hugh Raymond Holmes, from Spennymoor, has now been charged with a number of offences including aggravated vehicle taking and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A woman in her 40s suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Holmes, 32, will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on Monday 24 January.

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Detective Constable Natalie Horner from Durham Constabulary said: "We would like to thank the public for their support and patience whilst we dealt with this incident."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 105 of January 21.