Police closed a major road this morning following several vehicle accidents involving two ambulances, leaving four injured.
Northumbria A19 was closed in both directions between Moor Farm Roundabout and Silverlink Roundabout near Newcastle.
It was closed at 8:15 am with police, firefighters and paramedics and an air ambulance at the scene. The road reopened around 11am.
The two vehicles involved in the accidents were HART cars used by paramedics, reported Chronicle Live.
Another accident involving six vehicles on the other side of the road occurred shortly thereafter. Four people were slightly injured during the incidents.
A spokesman for the Northumbria police said that about ten vehicles were involved in the accidents.
They removed the vehicles and cleared the road before it reopened.
A spokesman for Northeastern Ambulance said: "We were called at 7:57 this morning to report several road accidents on the north side of the A19 at the junction with the A1056.
"Two of the vehicles involved belonged to our emergency zone response team, who were traveling in an emergency.
"During the treatment of this incident, a second road accident occurred on the roadway heading south.
"In total, we sent six resources to the scene and asked Great North Air Ambulance for help.
"We brought four patients to the Northumbria Specialized Emergency Hospital, all suspected of minor injuries."