One man taken to hospital after collision closes South Shields road at rush hour

One man was taken to hospital after a rush hour collision in South Shields today.

Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 9:29 pm

Emergency services were called to Newcastle Road shortly after 5.30pm and the road was closed for more than half an hour.

Witness Liam Walker said the collision had involved a black BMW and a grey Mercedes : “I was stuck for 45 minutes,” he said.

"The police eventually made it possible for cars to go around but took a while.

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Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Liam Walker

"As I was getting guided around the accident by the police, the fire brigade were cutting someone out of the car.”

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 17.32 to a report of a two-vehicle road traffic collision outside Starbucks in Newcastle Road, in which a patient was believed to be trapped.

“Police and fire service attended the scene and we sent one ambulance and one of our hazardous area response teams.

"We took a male patient with a shoulder injury to South Tyneside Hospital.”

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