Woman hurt after car smashes into wall

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A WOMAN was taken to hospital after a car ploughed into a garden wall in Hebburn last night

The 27-year-old, who was a passenger in the vehicle, had to be cut free from the Mini vehicle she was travelling in by fire fighters.

The driver of the car was unhurt in the crash.

Two crews from Hebburn Fire Station, as well as police and paramedics attended the crash scene, at the junction between School Road and Auckland Road at about 9pm.

Trevor Smith, Watch Manager at Hebburn Fire Station, said: “We were called at 9pm to a report that a car had left the road.

“The Mini had lost control on a bend and ploughed into a garden wall, completely demolishing it.

“The female passenger suffered back pain and the roof of the car had to be cut off to remove her from the vehicle.

“She was taken to hospital as a result.

“The male driver got out of the vehicle without injury.

“The car suffered significant damage.”

Police inquiries into the cause of the crash are ongoing.