Quarry fall girl critical

A 16-year-old girl suffered serious head injuries last night after it is believed she tried to jump off a 30ft drop at a North-East quarry.

A 16-year-old girl suffered serious head injuries last night after it is believed she tried to jump off a 30ft drop at a North-East quarry.

The teenager was trapped among boulders at the base of the quarry, off Crawleyside Bank, Stanhope, County Durham, after the 7.44pm fall.

She was carried out by firefighters, before being airlifted to the University Hospital of North Durham in a police helicopter for emergency treatment.

A Durham Police spokesman said the girl had suffered "critical injuries".

Still in hospital

A MAN remained in hospital last night after an ambulance answering a 999 call and a car were in collision.

The accident happened when a Nissan Micra was involved in a head-on collision with an ambulance at the junction of Church Street and Coronation Street in Murton, County Durham.

Five people, including a female paramedic and two teenage girls, were injured and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital, but four were released yesterday. The Nissan driver, a man from Jarrow, South Tyneside, remained in hospital with a fractured knee and rib.

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