Driver taken to hospital after car hits central reservation on A19

A driver was taken to hospital following a crash on the A19.

Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 5:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 5:55 am
The A19 in Jarrow. Copyright Google Maps.

It happened just after 8.15pm yesterday on the Jarrow stretch of the road in South Tyneside.

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Ten firefighters from Hebburn and Wallsend stations rushed to the scene after a person was reported as trapped when a Vauxhall Corsa hit the central reservation.

Hand tools were used by the officers to remove the rear seats before the driver was removed from the car and placed onto a longboard stretcher and taken to South Tyneside District Hospital for treatment.

The driver's condition is as yet unknown.