Car overturns on A19 in South Shields during rush hour

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A CAR overturned on the A19 in South Shields this morning.

It happened shortly before 9am on the south side of the Tyne Tunnel.

The driver of the car is out of the vehicle but their condition is not yet known.

Tailbacks were caused by the accident but traffic is now said to be almost back to normal.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At 8.45am today police received a report of a car having overtutrned on the A19 on the south side of the Tyne Tunnel.

“Emergency services are on the scene and the driver is out of the vehicle, with traffic moving freely.”