A man was taken to hospital today (Tuesday, January 1) after a crash on a busy North East road.
A man was taken to Cramlington Hospital after the crash on the A19 Northbound, on North Tyneside at about 5pm, which caused all lanes to be stopped.
A North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) spokesperson said they received reports of a road traffic collision on the A19, near Holystone Roundabout.
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They confirmed they attended the incident, deploying a rapid response paramedic, and emergency ambulance, before taking the man to hospital.
An NEAS spokersperson said: “We received a call at 16:57 to reports of a road traffic collision on the A19 northbound near Holystone roundabout.
“A rapid response paramedic came across the incident and a further emergency ambulance was sent to the scene.
“One male patient was taken to Cramlington hospital for further treatment.”
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Meanwhile, they also confirmed they attended a second incident shortly after on the A19 Southbound.
They said the NEAS arrived on the scene shortly after 5pm, but those involved did not require treatment.
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“An ambulance also attended a second road traffic incident on the soundbound carriageway in the same area at 17:21, though no casualties required treatment.”
This comes after all lanes were stopped and traffic faced large queues on both the A19 Nortbound and Soutbound.
According to AA traffic maps, traffic returned to normal shortly before 6:30pm.
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