Arrests after car accident

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TWO people have been arrested after a car with five people inside flipped over on a city road.

The Suzuki 4x4 vehicle was found by police upside down in Sans Street, Hendon.

Two appliances from Sunderland East fire station attended the scene.

One passenger had to be removed from the car using a stretcherboard and was taken to hospital suffering from back injuries.

Firefighter Alan Patterson, watch manager at Sunderland East station, said: “We had a report of three people trapped in the vehicle.

“One woman was complaining of back injuries and had to be carried out by paramedics on a longboard.”

The woman was then transferred to hospital for treatment.

No one else was injured.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “At 4.50am on Friday, police were alerted to a vehicle driving erratically at Holmeside, in Sunderland.

“A short time later it was found to have flipped over in Sans Street, in Hendon.

“It’s believed five people were in the car and two men, aged 33 and 26 are being questioned in connection with the incident.”