Child left fighting for life after three car smash on A1 at Barton, near Darlington

A CHILD suffered critical injuries last night in a three-car collision on the A1.

North Yorkshire Police said the child, whose age is not known, was among three people injured in the incident at 10.35pm.

It happened on the northbound carriageway, beside the B6275 Barton junction, between Scotch Corner and Darlington.

A police spokesman said the child was being treated at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, for life-threatening injuries, while its mother had also received hospital treatment.

The incident involved a black Vauxhall Tigra, whose driver was taken to hospital with possible head injuries, a black Peugeot 407 with five occupants including the mother and child, and a silver Nissan Micra.

Fire crews from Richmond, Colburn and Darlington attended the scene.

Police closed the A1 between the Scotch Corner and Darlington junctions until 7am today (Sunday, January 12) to enable accident investigators to examine the scene.

Anyone who saw any of the vehicles before the incident should call TC Martin Smith on 101.

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10:32am Sun 12 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.
They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons. Jackaranda

1:41pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Butafly says...

thoughts and prayers for the child,hope he or she is ok
thoughts and prayers for the child,hope he or she is ok Butafly

3:14pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bdlm says...

Jackaranda wrote:
They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.
unlike you who talks senseless drivel whatever the season
[quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.[/p][/quote]unlike you who talks senseless drivel whatever the season bdlm

3:45pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Catherinet says...

Jackaranda wrote:
They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.
The conditions were fine last night, so the season is relevant. You can only comment on how any of them were driving if you were there.
[quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.[/p][/quote]The conditions were fine last night, so the season is relevant. You can only comment on how any of them were driving if you were there. Catherinet

4:09pm Sun 12 Jan 14

sensible says...

And the section of road was closed for over 8 hours? Why that long?
And the section of road was closed for over 8 hours? Why that long? sensible

4:32pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bishop1 says...

Jackaranda wrote:
They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.
would I be correct in assuming that you witnessed the collision ??
if not then how can you possibly make comment on how any of the vehicles were being driven ?
[quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.[/p][/quote]would I be correct in assuming that you witnessed the collision ?? if not then how can you possibly make comment on how any of the vehicles were being driven ? bishop1

6:51pm Sun 12 Jan 14

poppybleu says...

sensible wrote:
And the section of road was closed for over 8 hours? Why that long?
As the incident has resulted in life threatening injuries especially to a minor it will be closed as long as it would be if there were fatalities .... this would generally be around 8 hours.
Ahoughts and prayers to those involved
[quote][p][bold]sensible[/bold] wrote: And the section of road was closed for over 8 hours? Why that long?[/p][/quote]As the incident has resulted in life threatening injuries especially to a minor it will be closed as long as it would be if there were fatalities .... this would generally be around 8 hours. Ahoughts and prayers to those involved poppybleu

10:44pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

bishop1 wrote:
Jackaranda wrote:
They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.
would I be correct in assuming that you witnessed the collision ??
if not then how can you possibly make comment on how any of the vehicles were being driven ?
Read the comment properly before you comment you thick ****
[quote][p][bold]bishop1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.[/p][/quote]would I be correct in assuming that you witnessed the collision ?? if not then how can you possibly make comment on how any of the vehicles were being driven ?[/p][/quote]Read the comment properly before you comment you thick **** Jackaranda

10:46pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

bdlm wrote:
Jackaranda wrote:
They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.
unlike you who talks senseless drivel whatever the season
But at least I'm a good driver, one of the best!! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]bdlm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: They drive during the winter like they drive through the summer, effing morons.[/p][/quote]unlike you who talks senseless drivel whatever the season[/p][/quote]But at least I'm a good driver, one of the best!! ;-) Jackaranda

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