23-year-old dies after car overturned in Gateshead collision

Police are appealing for help calrifying what happened at 4 am on Saturday

A 23-year-old has died after his vehicle was overturned in a Gateshead car collision over the weekend.

The crash happened shortly after 4 am on Saturday, May 7 when police received a report of an overturned vehicle on the Lobley Hill footbridge of the roundabout above the A1.

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Officers and emergency services attended the scene and found a male driver trapped inside a white Renault Megane.

The 23-year-old driver was freed from the car and taken to hospital, however he has since sadly died.

His next of kin are being supported by specialist officers at this tragic time.

An investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision and police are now appealing for any witnesses, especially anyone who might have dashcam footage, to come forward.

PC Marc Lennox, from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department, has now appealed for anybody who witnessed the collision, or who has information that may assist the ongoing investigation, to come forward.

The incident happened around the Lobley Hill roundabout (Image: Google Street View)

He said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident and our thoughts go out to the man’s family and friends at this time.

“An investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision and we’re asking for anyone who has not yet spoken to us to get in touch, especially if you were travelling in the area and may have some information that could help our enquiries.

“We also ask that the family’s privacy is respected as they attempt to come to terms with what has happened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately by using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on their website, or calling 101 quoting log NP-20220507-0142.