Tyne & Wear

Man driving wrong way on one-way street hits police car

Head-on crash Image copyright Trinity Mirror
Image caption Pilgrim Street is one way at its junction with Pandon Bank, near Newcastle's Quayside

A driver going the wrong way down a one-way street has crashed head-on with a police car.

Two police officers were injured when a Vauxhall Vectra hit the marked car in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle just before 22:30 BST on Wednesday.

The 44-year-old man ran off but was found nearby and arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, Northumbria Police said.

He is under investigation for driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

The officers were treated in hospital for head injuries, which were not serious, and have been discharged.

The road was closed but has since reopened.

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