Police officers among five injured in crash with taxi

A Northumbria Police van was involved in the collision with a taxi.
A Northumbria Police van was involved in the collision with a taxi.

A smash between a police van and a taxi led to five people being taken to hospital.

Northumbria Police is appealing for witnesses following the collision in Newcastle last night.

It happened just before 9pm when a police Vauxhall Vivaro van and a silver VW Passat taxi were involved in a collision on Barrack Road at the junction with Brighton Grove.

The taxi driver and two passengers, who were travelling in the car at the time of the collision, were taken to hospital and received treatment to whiplash style injuries.

All three have since been released.

Two policemen who were in the police van were taken to hospital with injuries.

Both have since been released from hospital.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the collision.

Anyone who saw what happened, or who has any information, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1300 30/10/16.