Car overturns on busy South Tyneside road

Newcastle Road, South Shields. Picture: Google Maps
Newcastle Road, South Shields. Picture: Google Maps

A driver suffered suspected spinal injuries after their car mounted a roundabout and overturned in South Tyneside.

The accident happened at 8.30pm last night as the motorist, who was driving a Renault Clio, travelled along Newcastle Road.

After mounting the roundabout the car overturned and landed on the pedestrian and cycle path.

Eight firefighters from South Shields Fire Station attended the scene and the driver was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital for treatment to their spine.