A motorist was forced to be cut from their car by firefighters after being involved in a three-vehicle collision on Tuesday (August 2) afternoon. 

Emergency services were called to the A1 Western Bypass at junction 77 northbound after Junction A167 Ponteland Road, near Kingston Park, at around 12.05pm following reports of a three-vehicle collision. 

The incident was attended by police officers, paramedics, and firefighters, and one lane of the A1 was closed while emergency teams dealt with the incident.

Read more: A1 crash LIVE: One lane closed at A167 Ponteland Road after three vehicle collision 

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “At 12.05pm today (Tuesday) we received a report of a collision involving three vehicles on the A1 Western Bypass northbound near Kingston Park.

“Emergency services are at the scene.”

After arriving at the crash scene, firefighters from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were required to cut a casualty from their vehicle. 

A spokesperson from the fire service added: “Earlier this afternoon,  we received a call requesting assistance at a three-vehicle collision on the A1 Western Bypass in Newcastle.

"We were on the scene in a matter of minutes to help medically remove one casualty from a vehicle using a number of specialist tools.

"The casualty was left in the care of the North East Ambulance Service and our crews left the scene at around 1pm."

The condition of the motorist is not known at this time. 

The North East Ambulance Service has been contacted for a comment.

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