Multi-vehicle car crash in Durham, England as police report fatalities
12:27, 16 July 2021
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A terrifying car accident took place in a motorway A1 at Bowburn, between Bradbury and Carrville, County Durham, at 18:20 BST. The collision in the motorway involved several vehicles as well as two lorries.
The police didn’t provide any information about casualties, but said there “appear to have been fatalities”.
People feared dead after lorry catches fire in multi-vehicle crash on A1 in Durham Police said several vehicles had collided, including two lorries "Sadly, there appear to have been fatalities," said the force. pic.twitter.com/mNsUGbVsqP
UK Fears of casualties as serious crash closes A1 in County Durham A major rescue operation has been launched after an articulated truck jack-knifed and burst into flames after crossing the central reservation on the A1(M) motorway outside Durham. pic.twitter.com/jINhExQwR1
Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said that it took more than an hour to extinguish the lorry fire. Seven crews, including Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service’s Heave Rescue Unit were involved in the mission.
“On arrival at the scene crews were faced with a multi-vehicle collision across both carriageways and a heavy goods vehicle well alight,” a spokesperson reported.
The emergency services said that it was “incredibly busy” to deal with the crash and warned that it could lead to delays in attending other emergencies in the location.
The Great North Air Ambulance was also involved in the operation to transfer casualties.
The motorway, reportedly, will be closed between junctions 60 and 62 for several hours and drivers are being informed to avoid this location and find alternative routes.