Two arrested after girls hospitalised following Sunderland road crash

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TWO men have been arrested after a Sunderland road smash left two young girls in hospital.

At around 4pm on Friday, April 3, a blue MGZR travelling on Rosalie Terrace, in Hendon, was involved in a collision with two pedestrians near to the junction with Mainsforth Terrace West.

The pedestrians, two girls aged 10 and 11, were taken to hospital with injuries.

The 10-year-old remains in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The 11-year-old has been treated for only minor injuries.

Two men, aged 28 and 29, have been arrested in connection with the collision and are currently in police custody.

A section of the road was closed for two-and-a-half hours to allow for collision investigation to be carried out.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, especially anyone who might have seen a blue car and a silver car driving erratically in the area around the time of the incident, to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 719 03/04/15.