Girl, three, dies in crash and 17-year-old in hospital with injuries

Girl, three, dies and female passenger, 17, is left fighting for life after Peugeot and van collide

  • The collision happened on the Coast Road in Horden, County Durham, yesterday
  • A three-year-old girl was pronounced dead at hospital after the crash at 2.30pm
  • Paramedics took a 17-year-old girl to hospital with life-threatening injuries 

A three-year-old girl has died and a 17-year-old girl has been left fighting for her life after a Peugeot and van crashed. 

Emergency services, including air ambulances, rushed to the crash on the Coast Road in Horden, County Durham at around 2.30pm on Wednesday.

A blue Peugeot 206 collided with a silver van that was travelling in the opposite direction.

A three-year-old girl has died and a 17-year-old girl has been left fighting for a life life after a Peugeot and van crashed in County Durham yesterday. Pictured: The road from Blackhall towards Horden, County Durham

The three-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the Peugeot, was later pronounced dead at hospital.

Paramedics took the 17-year-old girl to hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries, where she remains.

The Peugeot driver and other occupants all sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

The driver of the van was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Emergency services, including air ambulances, rushed to the crash on the Coast Road in Horden at around 2.30pm

Durham Police appealed for any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to contact them on 101. 

North East Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 2.33pm to a serious road traffic collision involving three vehicles on the Coast Road on Milton Avenue in Blackhall Colliery.

‘We dispatched 13 resources to scene and requested support from the Great North Air Ambulance Service, which also dispatched two helicopters.

‘We have treated seven patients with significant injuries and all have now been conveyed to three hospitals in the area.’

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