A four-car crash prevented seven-year-old twins from enjoying the thrill of opening their gifts from Santa as they were airlifted to a hospital following a serious crash. The collision occurred at the A174 near Yearby just outside Redcar, at 10.15 o’clock on Boxing Day, Cleveland Police said.
The 7-year-old twins, a boy and a girl were flown to the James Cook University Hospital which was just five minutes away from the scene of the incident, in two helicopters. An emergency services source confirmed that the children were twins.
The boy was said to be seriously injured as he sustained head and leg injuries; while the condition of his sister was not clear. One of the cars involved ended up on its roof. According to the police, there were other casualties taken by paramedics to the same hospital.
Due to the incident, the A174 was closed in both directions and was expected to remain shut for a number of hours.
Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on 101 are requesting any witness to call them at number 230130.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service informed the press that the boy was treated at the scene before flying him to hospital. The girl was flown to the same hospital in the police helicopter. More information about the casualties was expected to be released later.
On the 13th of December, police was able to identify the name of the elderly woman who died in an ambulance crash near Sibsey earlier this week.
She was Margaret Allsop, resident from Sutton on Sea. She was killed in the early hours of Monday morning when the vehicle she was riding veered off the road and into a ditch while travelling along the A16.
The 75-year-old was on her way to the Pilgrim Hospital when the accident happened. Two other members of the ambulance crew, men aged 52 and 62, were also taken to hospital but they sustained only minor injuries.
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