Four-vehicle collision on A19 in Sunderland leaves one person trapped with traffic delays and diversions for motorists
A four-vehicle crash left one person trapped and three others injured, with long delays for motorists on the A19 as emergency services responded to the collision.
Northumbria Police and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident on the A19 northbound, shortly before the junction with the A1231 Wessington Way and Sunderland Highway junction, at around 12.30pm today, Saturday, November 16.
Traffic backed up on Hylton Bridge to the A183 Chester Road following the collision, with the route closed until shortly before 4pm.
The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) sent two Hazardous Area Response Teams (Hart) and an ambulance.
A NEAS spokesperson said: “We were called at 12.35pm to a report of a multi-vehicle road traffic collision northbound near the A1231 sliproad.
“Our record show it involved three cars and a van.
“One person has become trapped and of the four patients, we expect three to be discharged at the scene and one to be taken to hospital with non-critical injuries.”
Police said in the wake of the crash the road had been closed and a diversion had been put in place.
The fire service added it sent 12 firefighters from stations at Washington, Marley Park and Sunderland Central to the incident.
It said the driver of one of the cars became trapped and was given first aid before being cut free and lifted onto a board.
They were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital by ambulance, while the driver of the van, who suffered shock, was also taken to be checked out.