A MAN was taken to hospital after a crash in South Tyneside.
The driver, in his 40s, was in a white Citroën that collided with a Renault van at the foot of Redwell Bank and the junction of Coast Road in Marsden, South Shields.
Firefighters, paramedics and police were scrambled to the scene of the smash, which happened at 11.25am yesterday, and the driver of the Citroën had to be cut out of his vehicle.
He was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital with a neck injury that police say is not serious. It is thought he would be released from hospital by this morning.
Police say the driver of the Renault van stopped after the collision and exchanged details with the other man, but left before officers arrived at the scene.
Part of the road was closed for about two hours while the debris was cleared and the car removed.
A police spokesman said: “We would like the other driver to get in touch with us to help with our inquiries.”
The driver is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.