Two men have been left fighting for their lives in hospital after a van crash in Newcastle.
The van, a white Ford Transit, collided with a wall in Newcastle - eastbound on the Coast Road between the junction with Sandyford Road and the Cradlewell Bypass - just after 1am today.
Northumbria Police and other emergency services attended and found the two male occupants of the vehicle had suffered what the force described as "serious, life-threatening injuries".
Both were taken to hospital and the 44-year-old driver and his 38-year-old passenger have been described as being in a "critical but stable condition" in hospital.
Anyone who may have seen what happened has been urged to contact police.
Sergeant Pinner Rana, of Northumbria Police's motor patrols unit, said: