Casualty suffers neck and spinal injuries after being trapped upside down following crash

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A casualty was taken to hospital with neck and spinal injuries after being trapped upside down following a road traffic collision.

Fire crews from Farringdon Community Fire Station attended the scene of the accident just before 10pm last night.

A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service spokesman said: "Yesterday, at 21:54, crews from Farringdon Community Fire Station attended an alarm caused by persons believed to be trapped following a two-vehicle collision involving a Ford Fiesta and a second vehicle, details unknown.

"Fire and rescue service personnel assisted the casualty out of the vehicle.

"The casualty had been stuck upside down in the vehicle, with the seatbelt holding them in place.

"Fire and rescue service personnel administered oxygen therapy to the casualty until the arrival of paramedics.

"They were then placed onto a long board and stretcher.

"They were taken to hospital suffering from suspected neck and spinal injuries.

"The driver of the unidentified vehicle was self-rescued uninjured prior to the arrival of the fire brigade."