Pensioner airlifted to hospital after A19 pile-up

The scene of the RTA at the Dalton Village A19 junction. Picture By FRANK REID
The scene of the RTA at the Dalton Village A19 junction. Picture By FRANK REID

A PENSIONER was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after a pile-up at a notorious accident blackspot.

Emergency services described the scene as “chaos” after at least four cars and a van collided leaving five people in hospital.

The 70-year-old woman was taken by helicopter while the other victims were ferried away in three ambulances. The road was closed for three hours following the smash and rescue crews said up to eight vehicles could have been involved in total.