A TWO-car crash closed the A1 at Morpeth for a spell earlier today.
The accident happened on the southbound carriageway, just past Wansbeck Bridge, at about 11.10am.
A man was taken to Wansbeck Hospital with serious injuries, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.
The road was closed for a short time, but has now re-opened.
Any witnesses to the collision should contact police on 101, ext 69191.