At about 8.45pm yesterday (Sunday), police received a report of a serious one-vehicle collision at the roundabout of Newbiggin Road and North Seaton Road.
A white Ford Focus collided with the roundabout and overturned. The vehicle then came to a stop in the front garden of a nearby house after destroying the garden wall.
A Northumbria Police spoeksman said: “The male driver, 30, was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with serious spinal injuries.
“A young child who was also in the car, aged three, was taken to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington with minor injuries.
“The occupants of the house were uninjured.
“An investigation is ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision, and officers have now asked anyone who saw the incident, or who was in the area and may have dashcam footage, to come forward. Officers are also keen for anyone with CCTV in the area to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 1080 220919 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, you can email the officer in charge at [email protected].