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Police at the scene of a serious collision in Newcastle

Police are currently at the scene of a serious collision on the Central Motorway in Newcastle.

At around 11.05am this morning we received a report of a one vehicle collision on the southbound carriageway near to the junction with Claremont Road.

Emergency services attended and three occupants of the vehicle were taken to hospital by paramedics.

The two passengers in the car are described as being in a serious condition. The driver is believed to have suffered minor injuries.

Officers will remain at the scene throughout the afternoon and it is expected that a full road closure of the southbound carriageway will be in place for around four hours.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing but police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

If you witnessed the crash then call 101 quoting log 323 06/02/18.