Traffic brought to standstill after accident on A19

The incident happened just before the turn-off for Chester Road. Image by Google Maps.

The incident happened just before the turn-off for Chester Road. Image by Google Maps.

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Drivers faced heavy delays this evening following an accident on the A19.

A truck and car collided just before the A183/Chester Road turn-off on the northbound side at about 6pm. There were no injuries.

Traffic was brought to a standstill while the incident was dealt with.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "One of the vehicles spun in the incident, and traffic was at a standstill afterwards.

"The vehicles have now been recovered and the carriageway is clear again."