Six people have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A695 Blaydon bypass earlier today.
Police were alerted to the accident shortly after 7:30 this morning which involved 4 vehicles.
It happened between the Blaydon and Stargate roundabout and forced the road to be closed in both directions.
Northumbria Police expect the road will be closed for several hours as investigations take place.
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