Two men fighting for life and one seriously injured after ‘serious’ Team Valley collision

Two men are in hospital in a critical condition after a Vauxhall Astra collided with a lamppost.

Two men are fighting for their lives after a serious collision at the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead on Sunday evening.

Officers received reports of a one-vehicle collision on Kingsway North at 10:25 pm on Sunday, October 30. For reasons to be established, a blue-coloured Vauxhall Astra left the road and collided with a lamppost.

Three of the occupants suffered serious injuries and remain in hospital at this time, two of whom are in a critical condition. The other two males suffered minor injuries.

A suspect has since been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and he remains in police custody at this time. Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the collision and police are now asking anybody with information to come forward.

Sergeant John Sanderson, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “This is a serious collision which left a number of occupants with significant injuries. We are absolutely determined to find out what happened in the moments prior to this collision and are now asking the public to assist our investigation.

“If you were in this area last night and saw a blue-coloured Vauxhall Astra, we want to hear from you. Please check any dashcam footage and get in touch if you see anything that may be of interest to us. Your information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, could prove the key to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20221030-1164