A woman driver is in hospital with spinal injuries after a being cut free from her car on Sandy Lane in Gosforth.
She had swerved to avoid a Suzuki Ignis which was cutting her up on the busy single-carriageway road through Wideopen, which links the A1 with the A189.
Her Peugeot Partner hit a kerb, rolled 360 degrees and came to rest facing the wrong way on the road.
Two crews from Gosforth community fire station were involved in cutting her free from the wreckage using specialist equipment.
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