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A man is said to be fighting for his life after a crash around 4am this morning near the Lobley Hill footbridge above the A1.

Northumbria Police issued a statement:

“Shortly after 4am today (Saturday), we received a report of an overturned vehicle on the Lobley Hill footbridge of the roundabout above the A1. Emergency services attended and the male driver was taken to hospital with injuries believed to be life-threatening. The A1 was temporarily closed to accommodate emergency services but has since reopened.”

North East Ambulance Services said:

 “We received a call to 999 at 04:49am this morning to a road traffic collision at Lobley Hill roundabout in Gateshead near the A1, in which a car was reported to have rolled over with a person trapped. We sent a specialist paramedic, a Hazardous Area Response Team and an emergency ambulance to the scene and transported a male patient to the RVI in a critical condition.”

The A1 is now back open to drivers.

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