A MAN was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious leg, pelvic and chest injuries in a head-on collision.
The 23-year-old, from South Hetton, was one of three men inside the Citroen Xsara, which crossed the carriageway of Coalford Lane, in between Littletown and Haswell Plough, and crashed into a Toyota Hilux.
A 17-year-old man was taken to hospital with a head injury and an 18-year-old was treated for a facial injury.
The driver of the Toyota was uninjured in the collision, which happened just before noon yesterday.
The road was closed for three hours while the scene was cleared and investigations were carried out.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident and have asked anyone with information to call 375 2159.