Man 'seriously hurt' after three-car crash in Wooler

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Northumbria Police said the vehicles involved were "considerably damaged"

A man has been taken hospital with "serious injuries" after a three-car crash in Northumberland.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A697 near Wooler at about 11:45 GMT on Friday.

Police said the 24-year-old, who was one of the drivers, is in a stable condition. No one else suffered serious injuries.

The road had to be closed for several hours to allow for the recovery of the vehicles.

Northumbria PC Andy Mcnally said: "This is a very serious collision which has resulted in a man being taken to hospital, and we wish him a full recovery.

"All vehicles were considerably damaged... we are working hard to establish exactly what has happened."

He asked anyone with information or dash cam footage to contact the force.

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