Man, 60, cut from crash car

Paramedics helping to rescue e trapped motorist at a crash on the A183 Chester Road at the junction with Offerton Lane and Foxcover Road next to the A19. Two vehicles were involved in the crash on Monday morning
Paramedics helping to rescue e trapped motorist at a crash on the A183 Chester Road at the junction with Offerton Lane and Foxcover Road next to the A19. Two vehicles were involved in the crash on Monday morning
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A DRIVER had to be cut free from his car after a crash on a busy road.

Emergency services were called to reports of a two-vehicle smash on the A183, at Penshaw,

Firefighters used cutting equipment to release the 60-year-old driver of the Citroen C3.

He was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment, although his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A spokeswoman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: “The driver of the Citroen C3 was rescued by fire service personnel using cutting equipment to remove the door. He was then placed on a spinal board and conveyed to hospital.”

The driver and a passenger in the second car, a Renault Megane, escaped unharmed from the smash, which happened just after 7am yesterday.