Car overturns on Sunderland’s Chester Road

Rta at the Grindon Mill, Chester Road, Sunderland on Monday.
Rta at the Grindon Mill, Chester Road, Sunderland on Monday.
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ONE of Sunderland’s busiest roads was closed after a car flipped onto its roof.

Police were called to the accident at about 11.30am this morning.

The Toyota Yaris overturned on the near the BP garage at the Grindon Mill. Emergency crews closed both lanes to traffic.

Paramedics attended the crash, and a police spokeswoman said those involved suffered only minor injuries.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said the driver of the Toyota was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Pennywell Road is also closed due to the accident, and drivers are being diverted.

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