Three people injured after car flips onto roof are released from hospital

Three people who were taken to hospital after a car was flipped onto its roof in Whitburn have now been released.

Monday, 6th August 2018, 4:11 pm
Updated Monday, 6th August 2018, 4:13 pm
The scene of the crash in Whitburn. Picture by Stu Norton

Paramedics, fire fighters, police and the Great North Air Ambulance, were called to the scene of the incident in Mill Lane around 1.20pm on Saturday.

Two fire engines from South Shields were at the scene and firefighters used cutting equipment to remove the car doors to release two people from the car.

The scene of the crash in Whitburn. Picture by Stu Norton

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A third person in the vehicle had managed to get themselves out of the car by the time crews had arrived.

The fire service confirmed that two women and a man were in the car and all three were taken by road ambulance to South Tyneside Hospital with minor injuries.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police has now confirmed that all three people taken to hospital have been released.

The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene. Picture by Stu Norton