‘Miracle’ escape of driver as car flips on to roof

Police a the scene of an accident at the junction of Shields Road and Dovedale Road, Seaburn Dene, this morning.

Police a the scene of an accident at the junction of Shields Road and Dovedale Road, Seaburn Dene, this morning.

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A DRIVER had a lucky escape after their Nissan Qashqai flipped on to its roof in a crash.

The three-vehicle smash happened at the junction of Dovedale Road and Shields Road, in Seaburn Dene, shortly after 7am today.

A Vauxhaull Corsa and VW Golf were also involved and the road was closed but there were no reports of serious injures.

A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The police and paramedics were on the scene when we arrived and everyone was out of the cars. We were then stood down.”

An onlooker said: “It looked really bad. The emergency services were there, although I couldn’t tell if anybody was still in the car.

“The car was on its roof and it looked really smashed up.

“It’s a miracle nobody was killed.”