Traffic chaos on Tyne Bridge after three-car crash

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COMMUTERS had to endure traffic chaos around Tyneside this morning after a three-car crash on the Tyne Bridge.

Police were called to the accident at about 9.20am, and found the road was partially blocked.

Hundreds of motorists were caught up in lengthy tailbacks on both the Newcastle and Gateshead sides of the river, with serious knock-on effects for surrounding routes.

There weren’t believed to be any serious injuries, though the roof of one car had to be cut off to free a trapped passenger.