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Drivers and passengers in five-vehicle collision escape serious injury

09th November 2012

The collision, which involved five vehicles, occurred on Coast Road, Wallsend, on Monday.

Residents have stated that it was caused when fireworks were set off in the direction of the street, despite police stating there is no evidence to suggest this.

Motorists in a Volkswagen Transporter van, two Vauxhall cars, a BMW, and a Ford Focus all suffered the incident.

Witnesses to the crash, and those who heard the noise caused by the collision, were naturally concerned by the apparent severity of the resulting scene, which included the Volkswagen van on its roof.

However, although one driver and a passenger were cut from their vehicle by fire crews, and four individual’s were taken to hospital, the ambulance service reassured people that only minor injuries had been sustained.

One patient complained of neck and spine pain. Potentially they suffered whiplash injury, for which they may be able to claim if the road traffic accident was not their fault.

A spokesperson for the Northumbria Police stated that they would be “investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash”.

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