A MAN is due to appear in court this morning in connection with a collision which left a woman in critical condition. 

The two-vehicle collision happened shortly after 1.15am on Sunday on the northbound carriageway of the A1(M), close to J62 Carrville.

A woman sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to hospital, where she remains.

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A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

He has since been charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

He has been remanded in police custody to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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