A stretch of North-East motorway was the scene of a second crash in as many days yesterday.

A female driver suffered head and neck injuries when her car overturned on the southbound carriageway of the A1M, between Washington Services and Blind Lane junction at Chester-le-Street.

She was taken to Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, though her injuries were not thought to be serious.

On Tuesday, a woman car passenger suffered minor injuries in a crash, involving a Mercedes and a Peugeot 406, at virtually the same spot on the half-mile long slip road, before junction 63