Crash causes rush-hour delays

Recovery of  a car from a hedge on the east bound A183 Chester Road at Pennywell, Sunderland, this morning.
Recovery of a car from a hedge on the east bound A183 Chester Road at Pennywell, Sunderland, this morning.
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THE driver of this car had a lucky escape when it left the road and ploughed into a tree early this morning.

The Ford Escort left the eastbound A183 Chester Road, between Pennywell and the A19 junction.

A police spokeswoman said officers had received a call about the accident at 6.45am.

The driver had been checked over by paramedics, but had not been seriously injured.

Drivers heading into the city faced delays as the car was recovered.