Driver hurt after car crashes into bus stop

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A Driver was taken to hospital after smashing into a bus stop on a busy South Tyneside road this afternoon.

A Vauxhall Omega car came off the road at Whitemare Pool, in South Tyneside, at about 3pm.

The male driver was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Gateshead, with minor injuries.

The bus stop was completely demolished in the collision.

Police and a removal team were on hand to clear debris.

A removal truck was also at the site to lift the vehicle from the area.

No road closures were necessary, with traffic flowing freely soon after the crash.