Arrest after man dies following Wallsend car crash

Police were last night quizzing a man follwing a car crash in Wallsend which left one man dead

Simon Greener The scene of the fatal crash at Hadrian Road in Wallsend yesterday
The scene of the fatal crash at Hadrian Road in Wallsend yesterday

Police were last night quizzing a man follwing a car crash which left one man dead.

A 48-year-old man died in hospital after the Ford Puma he was in ploughed into a tree, in Wallsend, North Tyneside.

The smash happened on Hadrian Road, at around 1.20pm yesterday.

Emergency services were at the scene soon afterwards, and the injured man was taken to hospital.

However, all efforts to save his life were in vain, and he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Police received a report of a collision on Hadrian Road, Wallsend.

“At around 1.20pm, police attended the scene, where a Ford Puma had collided with a tree.

“A 48-year-old man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Enquiries are ongoing.”

A stretch of Hadrian Road was closed for around four hours after the smash.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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