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Police have released these crash scene pictures as they launch Operation Dragoon - a crackdown on dangerous driving.
As part of Operation Dragoon, 15 drivers have been spoken to and ten vehicles have been seized by police as they crack down on suspected dangerous driving.
Eight people have been charged with a range of offences including racing on the highway, dangerous driving and making false statements to obtain insurance.
Northumbria Police is targeting dangerous drivers with the message that 'dangerous drivers put innocent drivers' lives at risk'. In 2013 there were 384 serious injuries and 28 people died. Three of these fatalities were as a result of dangerous driving.
Operation Dragoon targets those who are known to police as dangerous drivers, seizing their cars and taking them off the roads.
To pass on information about dangerous drivers contact Motor Patrols officers on 101.