Pensioner Who Died In Wrong Way Crash Named

18 September 2013, 11:30 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A pensioner, who died after driving her car the wrong down the A1 near Morpeth in Northumberland, has been named as Jennifer Scott


The 84 year old from The Dene in Whitley Bay was pronounced dead at the scene, after her car was spotted going the wrong way on the A1.

A 51 year old man who was in another car which was involved in the crash remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.


The 84-year-old woman, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police were called at just after 3.50pm on Saturday (14th September) after witnesses had seen a car driving southbound on the northbound side of the road.

Northumbria Police said minutes later the car crashed into the central reservation after colliding with cars that were travelling the other way.

A 51-year-old man from another vehicle was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle with chest and abdominal injuries and is said to be in a serious condition.

A 52-year-old female passenger from the same car was also taken to the RVI where her condition is described as serious but not life threatening.

Several other cars were also hit in the incident but no one was badly hurt.