A BABY boy has suffered a bleed on the brain after a horrifying crash which also injured his mother and aunt.
Six-month-old Logan Oliver, of Plains Farm, is in hospital with a fractured skull after the smash and his mum Jodie, 19, and her sister Danielle, 24, both have broken knees.
The family was injured when the Toyota Yaris they were travelling in collided with a Nissan Navara truck on the A690 in Durham.
Logan’s worried grandad Ian, 48, who is from Sunderland, but who now lives in Durham, said: “Logan just used to smile from getting up to going to bed. Now he’s in a right mess.
“The nurses are having trouble trying to feed him and he’s vomiting like an adult man. They were trying to feed him with tubes down his nose.”
“I’m just hoping for a smile from him and we’ll know he’ll be on the mend.”
Ian is also concerned for his daughters Jodie – a qualified nursery nurse from Premier Road, Plains Farm, who needed surgery after the incident – and Danielle, the driver, a youth worker, who lives with him in Durham.
“Jodie’s got a fractured knee and Danielle has got stitches from the neck down to her elbow,” he said. “It was a really bad accident.”
Ian, an employability tutor, was working in London when the accident happened.
“I was there when the riots were going on, then I had this to come home to. It’s unbelievable,” he said.
The 62-year-old Navara driver suffered chest injuries in the accident, which happened east of the Leazes Bowl roundabout in East Durham last Thursday night.
The Navara was travelling east when it crossed the carriageway and collided with the Yaris. Ian said the vehicles were now in a recovery compound.
All four people injured in the accident were taken to University Hospital of North Durham after the smash.