Three-ve­hi­cle crash caused traf­fic chaos

Sunday Sun - - News -

THREE peo­ple were taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter a three-ve­hi­cle crash, which caused rush-hour chaos in New­cas­tle.

At 5pm on Fri­day, the ve­hi­cle col­lided on the north­bound car­riage­way of the Cen­tral Mo­tor­way.

Po­lice were called at 5.06pm and re­mained on the scene for just over an hour, while the cars were re­cov­ered.

The col­li­sion took place just past the New Bridge Street (A193) round­about, by the junc­tion with Cam­den Street.

A spokes­woman for the North East Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said: “A crew came across an RTC at the junc­tion of the A167 and Cam­den Street at 5pm.

“Three pa­tients were in­volved, and we sent a sec­ond crew.

“All three pa­tients have been trans­ported to the RVI, in two am­bu­lances.”

As com­muters made their way home, the crash caused tail­backs as far back as to the junc­tion of the A184 Park Lane, in Gateshead, with traf­fic re­main­ing slow up to the A1058 Jes­mond Road junc­tion.

Traf­fic en­ter­ing the mo­tor­way from con­join­ing roads con­tin­ued to be af­fected un­til af­ter 6pm.

The cars were re­moved at around 6.20pm and all lanes on the Cen­tral Mo­tor­way re­opened.

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