A WOMAN remains fighting for her life in hospital – 10 days after a horror road smash in which a digger fell from a lorry and crushed her car.
A low loader flatbed wagon, carrying three diggers, was travelling on the A194 eastbound, near the York Avenue garage slip road in Jarrow at about 11am on Sunday, April 13, when one of the huge machines fell off the back of the vehicle and crushed a Vauxhall Antara following behind.
The driver of the Vauxhall, a 33-year-old woman, suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for treatment.
Police have confirmed she is currently in a critical condition.
Two passengers in the vehicle, a woman, and a child, were taken to South Tyneside hospital for treatment for injuries which were not life-threatening.
A section of the road was closed for about 15 hours to allow for investigations to be carried out.
Officers are eager to speak to anyone who was travelling on the A194 at the time of the crash and who saw what happened.
They are particularly keen to contact a motorbike rider who was travelling on the road at the time of the crash and may have witnessed the collision.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact motor patrols officers on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 483 13/04/14.