Car crashes into sea

A woman had to be cut free from her car after it rolled 60 feet over an embankment, crashed through railings and fell a further 20 feet onto rocks in the sea.

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Full report: Dog walker saves woman's life after cliff crash

A man credited with saving a woman's life has said he just did what anyone else would have done. The woman's car had careered 60 feet down an embankment before landing on the beach, as the tide came in.

David Redhead was walking his dogs at Whitley Bay when he saw the drama unfold. Today he told our correspondent Gregg Easteal how he rushed over, called 999, broke into the upturned vehicle and held the woman's hand as the water levels rose.

Dog walker who saved woman's life: I'm not a hero

A dog walker credited with saving a woman's life after her car careered 60 feet down an embankment, and landed on the beach, has said he does not think of himself as a hero.

David Redhead was walking his dogs at Whitley Bay when he saw the drama unfold. He rushed over, dialled 999, broke into the upturned vehicle and held the woman's hand as the water levels rose, until help arrived.

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Life Brigade: Dog walker helped save cliff crash woman

A driver had to be cut out of her van after it rolled down a 60 foot embankment and crashed on to a beach 20 feet below.

The car came off Blyth Road in Whitley Bay at 00:45 on 2nd January. The driver was taken to hospital but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Dave Bell, from the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, said that had it not been for a dog walker raising the alarm, things could have been very different.

Car rolls 80 feet onto rocks and crashes into sea

A woman had to be cut free from her car after it fell 60 feet over a cliff, crashed through railings and fell a further 20 feet onto rocks by the sea. The vehicle ended up on its roof as the tide came in.

The vehicle ended up on its roof on rocks near St Mary's Island Credit: John Tuttiett

The car came off Blyth Road, Whitley Bay, which is the road leading to St Mary's Island, at 00:45 on 2nd January. The driver was taken to hospital but her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The driver had to be cut free by fire and rescue crews Credit: John Tuttiett

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