Tyne Tunnel reopens after crash

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THE southbound Tyne Tunnel has reopened following a collision between a car and a motorbike.

Police were called to the southbound tunnel 8.20am on Tuesday and it was closed for a short time, causing rush-hour tailbacks.

Officers say a motorbike collided with the back of a car. The tunnel has now reopened after the road was cleared.

The rider of the motorbike – a 36-year-old man – received medical treatment at the scene and was taken to hospital as a precaution. He is not believed to be seriously injured.