A man working on his car had a lucky escape when it collapsed on top of him.
Fire crews from South Shields Fire Station were called to Iolanthe Terrace at around 7.20pm tonight when the accident happened.
A spokesman for the station said: “As far as we know he was working underneath the car and the jack collapsed.”
Firemen used lifting equipment to lift up the car and pull the man from underneath.
Luckily he escaped with only very minor injuries.