Woman has lucky escape after car ploughs into telegraph pole

Accident in North Road in Hetton.
Accident in North Road in Hetton.
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A woman had a lucky escape when the car she was driving ploughed into a telegraph pole this morning.

The white Vauxhall Corsa left the road in Hetton and flipped onto its side before hitting the pole outside homes in North Road.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said the incident happened at around 6.30am today and the female driver escaped uninjured.

He said there were no other vehicles involved and the debris was cleared away after a couple of hours.