Overturned trailer causes traffic problems in South Shields


AN overturned trailer caused traffic disruption on a busy road in South Tyneside.

Police were called to Tyne Dock, South Shields, at around 3pm yesterday after reports that a trailer had toppled over.

A white Citroen relay van had been navigating the roundabout outside the Port of Tyne when it is thought one of its wheels clipped the side of the roundabout, causing the trailer to overturn.

Traffic was delayed while a forklift truck was used to help the trailer back to its upright position.

No one was injured and the road was cleared within a short time, allowing traffic to flow as normal.