Driver cut free from car after smash

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A DRIVER had to be cut free from his car after a late-night traffic accident.

The Škoda Octavia and VW Polo collided on Tunstall Hope Road, in Silksworth.

Firefighters used cutting equipment to rescue one of the trapped motorists.

A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the Polo driver was trapped, so firefighters had to remove the car’s roof.

The two drivers were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital after the incident, at 11.15pm on Wednesday. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Paramedics checked over a passenger at the scene.