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.

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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.