Newton Aycliffe crash leaves taxi driver critical

Crash scene on A167 Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption Durham Police believe the black Mercedes E350 collided with the red Skoda Octavia taxi

A taxi driver is said to be in a critical condition following a crash in County Durham.

It happened at about 20:10 GMT on Friday on the A167 near the junction with Central Avenue in Newton Aycliffe.

Police said a Mercedes E350 collided with a Skoda Octavia taxi.

The taxi driver, aged 36, was airlifted to hospital. His two passengers, a man, 50, and a woman, 45, suffered minor injuries, while the Mercedes driver, a 26-year-old man, was unhurt.

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