A woman is seriously ill after apparently falling from a moving vehicle on the A69 in Northumberland.
Northumbria Police say the woman was found injured on the side of the busy road at around 4.35pm on Saturday.
It was reported to officers that she had come out of a moving vehicle near to the Bridgeway roundabout, just north of Hexham.
A man, aged 23, has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A police spokesman said:
'An investigation into the circumstances around the incident is ongoing and we are now appealing for any witnesses to get in touch. The vehicle is believed to be a black Ford Fiesta.'